© 2002

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

About the editors

BERNARD BEATTY Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Liverpool University PHILIP DAVIS Reader in the English Department at the University of Liverpool GARY DAY Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at DeMontfort University, Bedford ANGUS EASSON Professor of English and Head of Department at the University of Salford ROBIN GILMOUR Reader in English at the University of Aberdeen MICHAEL IRWIN Professor of English Literature, University of Kent DANIEL KARLIN Professor of English, University College London JACQUELINE M. LABBE Reader in Nineteenth-Century Poetry, University of Warwick JIL LARSON Associate Professor of English, Western Michigan University SCOTT McCRACKEN Senior Lecturer in English, University of Salford RALPH PITE Senior Lecturer in English, University of Liverpool SUSAN ROWLAND Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Greenwich TREFOR THOMAS Research Associate in the Centre for North-West Regional Studies based in the Department of History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Bibliographic information


'The confident pluralism of this collection presents Victorian fiction to a new generation of readers.' - Dinah Birch, Times Literary Supplement