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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, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ers&AN=98402233&site=eds-live&scope=site.
General Victorian Resources
The Routledge companion to Victorian literature
Ebook. Introduction: Our Victorian companions / Dennis Denisoff -- Part I. Genres and movements -- Part II. Media histories -- Part III. Victorian discourses -- Part IV. Formulations of identity -- Part V. Science and spirit -- Part VI. Spatiality and environment.
Victorian literature and finance
Ebook. This edited work analyses relationships between writing and the financial structures of the 19th century. What emerges is a set of imaginative connections between literature and Victorian finance, including women and the culture of investment, the profits of a media age, and the relationship between literary and financial capital.