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English Language and Literature

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19th Century - A Sample of In-depth Works from Our Collection


The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism  (in Cambridge Companions Online)
The essays that make up this collection represent "a reassessment, a rethinking, of essential terms" that have occupied scholars about the period (quoted from the book's Preface).

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel  (in Cambridge Companions Online)
This book contains a collection of eleven essays written by some of the most prominent Victorian literature scholars. Chapters cover topics on reader and publishing culture, aesthetic aspects of the novel, as well as such cultural issues as race and sexuality.

Prose in the Age of Poets: Romanticism and Biographical Narrative from Johnson to DeQuincey
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR778.B56C34 1990   
Chapters in this volume are devoted to Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt and Thomas DeQuincey, but the essays discuss other important literary figures, particularly poets, alongside these writers in trying to trace the development of biography alongside the development of prose writing.

The Victorian Novel
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR871.H67 1990        
This volume is divided into chapters devoted to particular writers: Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontes, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Trollope and Meredith are all devoted a chapter, as are minor literary figures. A good bibliography for each chapter might direct readers further.

A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PR461 .C597 1999        
This volume collects essays on particular themes of Victorian life and their representation in literature, written by prominent Victorian scholars. Sections of the volume include Passages of Life, with chapters on Childhood, Adolescence, Walks of Life, etc., including discussions of different professional categories, and kinds of writing.