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Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 9780230551749
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Sourcebooks

An anthology of both familiar and previously unavailable primary texts that illuminate the world of nineteenth-century ideas. An expert team introduce and annotate a range of original social, cultural, political and historical documents necessary for contextualising key literary texts from the Victorian period.

JOHN PLUNKETT Senior Lecturer in English, University of Exeter, UK. His publications include Queen Victoria - First Media Monarch and Victorian Print Media: A Reader (both Oxford University Press).

ANA VADILLO Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Her publications include Women Poets and Urban Aestheticism: Passengers of Modernity (London: Palgrave, 2005) and Mapping Women's Poetries at the Fin de Siècle (co-ed with Marion Thain) Special Issue for the Journal of Victorian Literature and Culture 34:2.

REGENIA GAGNIER Professor of English and Director of Exeter Interdisciplinary Institute, University of Exeter, UK.

ANGELIQUE RICHARDSON Senior Lecturer in English, University of Exeter, UK.

RICK RYLANCE Professor of English and Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Literature, University of Exeter, UK.

PAUL YOUNG Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture, Department of English, University of Exeter, UK.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Preface
Timeline of Historical Events
Introduction
Historical Events
Society, Politics and Class
Gender and Sexuality
Religion and Belief
Philosophy and Ideas
Arts and Aesthetics
Popular Culture
Literary Production and Reception
Empire, Race and Postcolonialism
Science and Technology
Further Reading
Index

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'An excellent anthology of Victorian source materials...well organised, lucidly introduced and broad in outlook'. - Gail Marshall, Professor of Victorian Literature and Director of the Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester, UK.
'A portable infinity. It is difficult to imagine a course on nineteenth-century British literature that could not make ample use of the touchstones gathered here—or a Victorianist who could fail to be astonished by the strange salvage this book mixes with the familiar.' - Paul Saint-Amour, Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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