Rereading Victorian Fiction

  • Alice Jenkins
  • Juliet John

About this book


This book offers a collection of essays on novels and short stories from the beginning of Victoria's reign through to the end of the nineteenth century and into our own times. The essays represent a wide range of critical and theoretical viewpoints on fiction, and they deal with a number of lesser-known Victorian Works as well as with some of the most canonical texts of the period. The chronological range of the volume is extended by essays which explore Victorian texts' connections with earlier literature, as well as by studies of twentieth-century novelists' responses to Victorian fiction. Overall this collection emphasizes the breadth and diversity of Victorian prose fiction and will be of interest to students and specialists alike.


Charles Dickens English literature fiction novel prose Thomas Hardy

Editors and affiliations

  • Alice Jenkins
    • 1
  • Juliet John
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of SalfordUK

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