Early Victorian novelists: essays in revaluation.
In many Victorian novels, a typical female pair is the headstrong, independent woman and the docile gentlewoman. You get it really clearly with Lucy and Aurora. But the docile woman doesn’t win in the end here; there’s a more equal treatment which is unusual for Victorian novels. But the most unusual scene in the novel is most definitely the horsewhipping scene.
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Lord David Cecil's very readable style makes it easy to read his critiques of five of the Victorian era's most popular novelists, including Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thakeray, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, and George Eliot. Although the reader may disagree with Lord David in his assessment of some of the authors, the book is an entertaining.
Novels were the most prevalent form of literature in the early Victorian period. Bestsellers such as Charles Dickens, William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell published lengthy novels in serial form in newspapers, the episodes of which reached a thousand pages in book form. Serial publications and smaller installments were cheap enough for some lower class workers to afford them. Mainly middle.
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