Victorian novelists before 1885

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq PR871 .V55 1983
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  rq PR871 .V55 1983

The 30 entries in this DLB volume give ample evidence of the popularity of the Victorian novel, paralleling the emergence of a new readership (mostly women and the growing middle class), a new form of reading, and a recognition of the social value of fiction. The onset of public education in Britain during this period placed a premium on the value of literacy in an industrial/commercial society. Also, by the mid-19th century the novel had become critically respectable, and its subject matter dealt increasingly and more realistically with serious political and social issues. For these reasons, by the latter part of the 19th century the novel had become the most popular and potent literary genre of the day.

30 entries include: Anne Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, CharlesDickens, Benjamin Disraeli, George Eliot, Charles Kingsley, Marmion Savage and William Makepeace Thackeray.

Additional Information
Series Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 21.
Subjects English fiction -- 19th century -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Bio-bibliography.
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Detroit, Mich. :Gale Research Co.,1983
Contributors Nadel, Ira Bruce.
Fredeman, William E. (William Evan), 1928-
Language English
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark book."
Includes index.
Description xi, 417 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
ISBN 081031701X
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