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ENGL 2323 - British Literature 18th Century to the Present: Victorian

Guide for Professor Watson's ENGL 2323 British Literature Class

Victorian Literature Defined

"The term Victorian literature refers to novels and poetry published during the sixty-three-year-long reign of Queen Victoria. The works generally reflect the widespread changes in society at that time, realistically describing both the technological and social transformations. Victorian authors wrote poems and novels that commented on, and criticized, the way the Industrial Revolution and strict class divisions affected people, especially the lower classes."

Source: Comstock, Nancy W. “Victorian Literature.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. EBSCOhost,

General Victorian Resources

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