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Victorian age

  1. 1. Hafiz Jhanzaib Anjum Group Member
  2. 2. Victorian period • The literature of the Victorian age (1837 – 1901, named for the reign of Queen Victoria) entered in a new period after the romantic revival. The literature of this era expressed the fusion of pure romance to gross realism. the Victorian Age produced great poets, the age is also remarkable for the excellence of its style. • Literature of this age tends to come closer to daily life which reflects its real problems and interests. It becomes a powerful instrument for human progress. Socially & economically, Industrialism was on the rise
  3. 3. Industrial Revolution • Factories were founded and mass production became important and profitable
  4. 4. Industrial Revolution(Contd) • Railways, canals and steamships provided Britain with the transportation between Britain and its colonies
  5. 5. Industrial Revolution(Contd) • Growth of the cities • The search for employment • Child Labor • The housing shortage
  6. 6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both Britain and the United States during her lifetime Famous Poems • A Child Asleep • The Battle of Marathon
  7. 7. Alfred Tennyson • Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Famous Poem • Mariana • The Lotos-Eaters
  8. 8. Robert Browning • Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse especially dramatic monologues made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Famous Poems • Sordello • My Last Duchess
  9. 9. The Great Novelist of the Period Charles Dickens William Makepeace George Eliot
  10. 10. Charles Dickens • Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. Famous Novels • Oliver Twist • The Cricket on the Hearth
  11. 11. William Makepeace • William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society Famous Novels • Vanity Fair • The Rose and the Ring
  12. 12. George Eliot • Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Famous Novels • Adam Bede • Romola
  13. 13. Woman in Victorian culture • First women’s college established in 1848 in London • Changing conditions of women’s work created by the Industrial Revolution Bad working conditions and underemployment drove thousands of women into prostitution • Sticked to the household and viewed as property , and these attitudes gave birth to feminism
  14. 14. Literacy And Publication • By the end of the century, literacy was almost universal and compulsory national education required to the age of ten • Thanks to technological developments, the rate of reading including newspapers, novels and periodicals increased • Novels and short fiction were published in serial form.