By Pamela K. Gilbert
- Places key authors and novels of their cultural and ancient context
- Includes reports of significant subject matters resembling race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to different artwork forms
- Contributions from best foreign students method an enormous literary style from a number of perspectives
- Offers either a pre and post-history of the style to situate it within the higher culture of Victorian publishing and literature
- Incorporates assurance of conventional study and state of the art modern scholarship
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