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Victorian Literature: An Anthology


In all six of its volumes, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. Highlights of Volume 5: The Victorian Era include: the entire text of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, with all of the original illustrations; Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H. in its entirety; and Augusta Webster's "A Castaway."




Victorian Literature: An Anthology


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Sadly, many of these Victorian texts on LGBTQ themes rarely appear in publications or in classrooms: they are mostly left out of anthologies, and the only anthology of Victorian queer literature is outdated and practically out of print, which perpetuates the problem. Consequently, many scholars of Victorian literature have an incomplete picture of their academic field, many students lack the opportunity to see how this vibrant period of literature immediately pertains to their life, and queer studies scholars miss the chance to learn about a huge subset of primary sources.


In the introduction to this new annotated anthology, FrancisO'Gorman writes that 'the Victorian period now seems, suddenly,further away' (p. xxxvii). There are few scholarly forms moreillustrative than an anthology of this perceived, if not empirically regular,form of distance. On one level instruments of access and insight, such worksalso make a virtue of popular alienation from the cultural milieu theyinvoke. Providing opportunities for re-evaluation of familiar and neglectedworks, they foster a second, more productive, sense of distance.


It is also refreshing to leaf through an anthology that does notcarve up the longer stanzaic poems of the period. Here we findTennyson's In Memoriam (1850) and Christina Rossetti's 'GoblinMarket' presented in their entirety. O'Gorman's policy of'eschewing selection and abridgment' (p. xxxvii) deserves respect.It is unhelpful, after all, when an anthology implicitly encouragesundergraduate readers to accept partial and mediated versions of such worksas their 'texts', simply because they happen to appear in theauthorized volume.


Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that has captivated readers in the past and still holds us now.


Handbook/Manual: a single-volume book that provides important information on a topic, whether author, work, period, or genre. The content of a handbook can be similar to that found in an encyclopedia or anthology companion and may be arranged either alphabetically or systematically.


What is an anthology, anyway? An anthology is a published collection of writings, typically by various authors, selected for their quality and because either the writers or works share key characteristics. These anthologies available electronically through the library can give you an idea of how to structure your final assignment. Though they may vary somewhat in format, most will include a headnote with biographical information and editorial information; the text sample; and footnotes with relevant definitions or historical context.


The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age (1785-1901 A.D.) is the third book in our British Tradition series and features poems from 1785-1901 A.D. The anthology covers the subjective and spontaneous works of the Romantic poets as well as the mission-driven poems of the Victorians. Introductions for each time period and a short biography of the writers are included.


The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age (1785-1901 A.D.) Teacher Guide, Second Edition covers the subjective and spontaneous works of the Romantic poets as well as the mission-driven poems of the Victorians. Introductions for each time period and a short biography of each writer are included in the anthology. This anthology of well-known British Poetry features poems from the years 1785-1901. To better assist students in understanding these classic works, the The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age (1785-1901 A.D.)Teacher Guide, Second Edition provides all answers to questions in the Student Guide as well as tests and quizzes (in the guide and downloadable).


The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age is the third book in our British Tradition series and features poems from 1785-1901 A.D. The anthology covers the subjective and spontaneous works of the Romantic poets as well as the mission-driven poems of the Victorians. Introductions for each time period and a short biography of the writers are included.


The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age Set features poems from 1785-1901 A.D. and includes the The British Tradition III: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age anthology, the Student Guide and Teacher Guide. The anthology contains introductory readings that provide background information and historical context for the works as well as short introductions for each poem. The student book contains notes and instructions to the student, definitions of basic features, and an explanation of how to mark a book as well as pre-reading questions, reading notes, words to be defined, comprehension questions, Socratic discussion questions, and essay prompts. The Teacher Guide features notes and instructions to the teacher, and contains the answers to the questions found in the Student Guide as well as the Tests and Test Key.


This anthology shows the evolving nature of the sonnet, both thematically and formally, in the decades after 1840, especially as shown in the sonnets of poets who have now largely disappeared from the literary scene but who were considered influential sonneteers in their own time. The sonnet sequence, in particular, was nurtured and brought into vogue by Victorian poets. This anthology includes numerous examples of complete sonnet sequences enabling the reader to see how central such a form came to mean in the poetic canon of the middle and late nineteenth century. 041b061a72


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