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Background victorian age

  1. 1. Background of Victorian age Name: Saryu D. Baraiya Subject: The Victorian Literature (Paper-V) Roll No: 27 Study: M.A. Year: Semester – II Submitted to: Department of English University: Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. Background of Victorian Age Brief Introduction of Victorian Age:  Started in: 1830  It was the era of Queen Victoria.  A long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain.  Political situation was divided between two parties: Whigs & Tories.  It also plays vital role in history and literature of Victorian Era.  Ended in: 1890
  3. 3. Background of Victorian Age Victorian Age Social Background Political Background Literary Background
  4. 4. Background of Victorian Age  Morality  The Revolt  Intellectual Developments  The New Education  International Influence  The Achievement of the Age
  5. 5. Background of Victorian Age Development of Poetry:  Very large and varied lyrical output.  Fresh work of literature.  Greater advance to chronicle in Narrative and Descriptive poetry.  Great variety of subject and periods.  The Pre-Raphaelite school, united several features.  Descriptive side of poetry is very strong in Victorian Age.  Fondness for medieval things.  Melodious simplicity of poetry.  Poets of Victorian Era.
  6. 6. Background of Victorian Age Lord Tennyson Ulysses In Memoriam Robert Browning Ring and the Book Men and Women William Morris The Earthly Paradise The Roots of the Mauntains
  7. 7. Background of Victorian Age Development of Prose:  Video on NOVEL’s development.  By the middle of the 19th century, the novel, fixes it self as a form of literature.  New form of literature.  Accepted widely in society and specially because of women.  The historical novels were also written.  The development of SHORT STORY as different form of literature.  ESSAY was the expansion of the literary type into the treatise-in-little.  Essay was mostly developed because of Macaulay.  The LECTURE becomes a prominent literary species for Victorian time.  The HISTORIANS are strongly represented and specially for their work in prose.
  8. 8. Background of Victorian AgeCharlesDickens • The Pickwick Papers (1836) • Oliver Twist (1837) W.P.Thackeray • The Memories of Barry Lyndon (1844) • Vanity Fair (1847-48) GeorgeEliot • The Mill on the Floss (1860) • The Middlemarch (1871-27)
  9. 9. Background of Victorian Age Development of Drama:  It was the only genre, which developed less in comparison of other genres.  Several of the major poets wrote tragedy on the accepted line and models.  Reviving of POETICAL DRAMA.  The popularity of the dramatic monologue.  Lord Tennyson: Queen Mary (1875) Harold (1876) Becket (1884)
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