Victorian literature is the body of poetry, fiction, essays, and letters produced during the reign of queen victoria (1837–1901) and during the era. Orientalism in the victorian era has origins in three aspects of 18th-century european and concepts, as do many works of both popular and children's literature. This term paper will give a brief overview over the conditions and the literature of the victorian era the diversity of the age will be shown and explained. Earliest application of the adjective to literature had appeared in george lillie craik's analysis of the victorian age which was written fourteen years before.
The victorian age in literature by g k chesterton new york henry holt and company london thornton. All about victorian age literature , their history , poetry and all of the data which students need for their preparation for their examinations and. Yep, that's the victorian era for you named for a spiffy royal lady (you guessed it: queen victoria), this period lasted sixty-four years—not too long in the grand.
Gk chesterton was born in london in 1874 and educated at st paul's school, before studying art at the slade school in 1896, he began working for the london. Victorian period shortcut short introduction # english literature victorian era in the history of the united kingdom, the victorian era was the. Contains citations to millions of books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives published between 1790 and 1919 it is probably the most.
Victorian literature is that produced during the reign of queen victoria (1837- 1901) or the victorian era it forms a link and transition between the writers of the . This chapter locates religion at the heart of victorian literary culture and after outlining the relationship between literature and religion in the period, the. Late victorian england (1870-1900) was the era in which two distinct but related developments achieved full culmination the first was the ascendancy of the. The industrial revolution, the railway age, steam engines were being used in mines, factories and tillotson, g a view of victorian literature, oxford, 1978. Victorian literature is literature written in england during the reign of queen victoria, introduction to alfred lord tennyson: life and major poetic works.
The explosion of documentary evidence which the victorian age produced has helped make it the most intensively studied of any period of british history. Victorian era literature's characteristics charles dickens george eliot robert browning. When i introduce any victorian literature to students, i initially ask them is that the victorian period is strikingly parallel to our current moment. In 1913 the home university library published chesterton's the victorian age in literature but the editors emphatically declared that the book was not being.
Lit 494: victorian literature and culture: race, gender, sexuality, empire: exploring the norton anthology victorian age table of contents. The victorian era was a period in great britain's history where the country as a whole moved ever more forward into the country we know today named after the . Read this article to know about the characteristic features of victorian age, victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of queen victoria.
In the victorian or modern age the divine right of kings is as obsolete as a suit of armor the privileges of royalty and nobility are either curbed or abolished, and. Victorian age and literature dr vikas jaoolkar1 poonam matkar2 1 professor and head, govt hamidia arts and commerce college, bhopal (mp. Interpret a representative selection of texts from literary-historical periods in english literature, from the renaissance up to the present time interpret literary texts.