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ISBN: 9781405195584 - A Companion to Sensation Fiction
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A Companion to Sensation Fiction

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Pamela K. Gilbert

ISBN: 9781405195584
Format: Hardback
Publisher:John Wiley and Sons Ltd


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This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy.

 

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This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy.* Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context* Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms* Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives* Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature* Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship