Chronology; Introduction Deirdre David; 1. The Victorian novel and its readers Kate Flint; 2. The business of Victorian publishing Simon Eliot; 3. A history of criticism of the Victorian novel James Eli Adams; 4. Victorian realism Caroline Levine; 5. Intellectual debate in the Victorian novel: religion and science John Kucich; 6. Race and the Victorian novel Patrick Brantlinger; 7. Social class and the Victorian novel Joseph W. Childers; 8. When gender meets sexuality in the Victorian novel Nancy Armstrong; 9. Victorian feelings Rachel Ablow; 10. Sensation and the fantastic in the Victorian novel Lyn Pykett; 11. The transatlantic novel in the nineteenth century Clare Pettitt; Guide to further reading; Index.
A new edition of this standard work, fully updated with four brand new chapters.
Deirdre David is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.
'Teachers and students should certainly seek this volume out.' Patrick Parrinder, Victorian Studies