Title Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction
Author Kevin A. Morrison
ISBN 9781476669038
List price USD 45.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 252
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher McFarland (Eurospan Group)
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“Morrison collects in this volume more than 300 cross-referenced entries on mass-market British fiction published in the latter half of the 19th century. While similar, earlier works exist the focus on popular fiction is an important distinction…points to key changes in the Victorian literary landscape…there are sections addressing topics concerning the writes themselves. These are especially helpful in contextualizing subjects within the given period, which can be significantly different from how they’re viewed today…recommended”
—Library Journal

“Common themes in Victorian popular fiction, from bigamy and vivisection to masculinity and motherhood, are explored in historical context. An extensive list of works cited and consulted appears at the end of the volume. Recommended”

“Weaves together an alphabetical listing of entries to create a literary and social narrative that bridges the gap between the Victorian Era and the students’ present, making this guide a welcome addition to any library’s shelves.”
—American Reference Books Annual


This companion to Victorian popular fiction includes more than 300 cross-referenced entries on works written for the British mass market. Biographical sketches cover the writers and their publishers, the topics that concerned them and the genres they helped to establish or refine. Entries introduce readers to long-overlooked authors who were widely read in their time, with suggestions for further reading and emerging resources for the study of popular fiction.



The Companion

Works Cited

About the Contributors


About the Editor:

Kevin A. Morrison is distinguished professor in the School of Foreign Languages at Henan University, in Kaifeng, China.

Target Audience:

Useful for students and academicians of English Literature.

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