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Victorian Age

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Introduction to Victorian era in English literature.

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Victorian Age

  1. 1. The Victorian Age 1837-1901
  2. 2. Victoria • Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837-1901 (succeeded her uncle, William IV) • Empress of India from 1876-1901 • Reign marked by establishment of strong constitutional monarchy • “Grandmother of Europe”
  3. 3. History • Industrial Revolution and urbanization • Darwin and Freud • Peace and prosperity • British imperialism
  4. 4. Literary Movements • Romanticism • Realism • Naturalism • Pre-Raphaelites
  5. 5. Victorian Literature • Poetry • Drama • Fiction • Nonfiction
  6. 6. Victorian Poetry • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • Robert Browning • Elizabeth Barrett Browning • Matthew Arnold • A. E. Housman
  7. 7. Victorian Drama • Oscar Wilde • George Bernard Shaw
  8. 8. Victorian Fiction • Charles Dickens • Thomas Hardy • Charlotte Brontë • Rudyard Kipling • Emily Brontë • Arthur Conan Doyle • William Makepeace • Robert Louis Stevenson Thackeray • George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
  9. 9. Victorian Nonfiction • Matthew Arnold • John Ruskin • John Stuart Mill • Thomas Carlyle

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