Tennyson, browning, carlyle, ruskin all were the teachers of england with the faith. Britain had emerged from the long war with france 17931815 as a great power and as the world. There was a return of nature in english prose of this age. Pdf the oxford companion to english literature margaret.
He was the most significant prose writer of the later victorian era. A brief introduction to victorian literature a brief introduction into the. To hear the audio that accompanies this presentation, you will need to download the file. Elements of imagination in later victorian age are best exemplified in essays of stevenson. In the first half of the 19c the english became a nation of avid novelreaders. Characteristics of victorian literature the style of the victorian novel. Series title, home university library of modern knowledge, no. The biggest social change in english history is the transfer, between 1750 and 1850. The literature of the victorian era internet archive.
Victorian era literature characteristics english summary. Download the victorian age in literature free in pdf. The victorian age 18301901 sambourne house, london. This period saw the spread of the novel, thanks to the improvements in printing and distribution of. Victorian literature 1 victorian literature herbert f. Victorian age 18371901 the victorian era was one of the most important eras in the history of english literature. Assess the ways in which these conflicts influenced victorian literature. The factory act regulated child labour in factories. The victorian agethe era when the sun never set on the british empire, a time when. A companion to victorian literature and culture while in the preceding romantic period poetry had been the dominant genre, it was the novel that was most important in the victorian period. Victorian literature is literature written in england during the reign of queen victoria, or roughly from 1837 1901. The literature of the victorian age 1837 1901, named for the reign of.
The first reform act granted the vote to almost all male members of middleclass. The british aristocracy suspected any social reform, because of the. His important works are the renaissance, imaginary portraits. Abolition of slavery and slave trade in all british. During this time, england was undergoing a cultural upheaval read this article to know about the characteristic features of victorian age, characteristics of the victorian era society, victorian age characteristics. History of english literature pdf included periods of. Charles dickens 18121870 dominated the first part of victorias. Literature in the victorian age the victorian age is the period of the reign of queen victoria. Victorian prose writers in english literature english. Victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of queen victoria 18371901 a. Queen victoria, at the age of 18 ruled england continuously for 64 years until her death. Pdf the victorian age download full pdf book download. Franz xavier winterhalter, family of queen victoria, 1846.172 1384 860 519 734 507 605 382 829 108 534 764 423 1264 808 219 1034 1484 1231 358 327 613 1202 1095 379 86 409 240 38 1213 198 374 145 1071 1083 1040 1029