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Victorian era

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Victorian era

  1. 1. By: Eugenia Kenny and Felix okecki By: Eugenia Kenny and Felix okecki Victorian period
  2. 2. Introduction Queen Victoria: http://study.com/academy/lesson/introduction-to-victorian-literature-overview-of-themes-style- and-authors.html The Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death). As a matter of expediency, these dates are sometimes modified slightly. 1830 is usually considered the end of the Romantic period in Britain, and thus makes a convenient starting date for Victorianism. Similarly, since Queen Victoria’s death occurred so soon in the beginning of a new century, the end of the previous century provides a useful closing date for the period.
  3. 3. A huge growth in population. During Victoria's reign, the population of England more than doubled. Improvements in technology (new oportunities for people im England, better way to communicate with people around the world) Overlaps with Britain's Industrial Revolution (big changes in waypeople lived, worked and traveled) Changing worldviews (there were emerging scientific beliefs, like Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and those things were changing how people in England thought about themselves and how they interacted with the world around them) Poor conditions for the working class. The Industrial Revolution created a big gab between social class (Artists felt obligated to speak out against what they believed to be societal injustices) Some victorian facts
  4. 4. Famous writers of the Victorian Era -Robert Browning -The Bronte Sisters(Anne, Charlotte and Emily) -Charles Dickens - William Wordsworth -Lewis Carroll
  5. 5. Charles Dickens He was born in 1812 and he died in 1870. Dickens was born in England. He wrote a lot of novels about the battle between right and wrong. His characters were really vivid. Dickens himself had to leave school early to work in a factory to support his family after his father was sent to jail, so it's not really surprising that a lot of his works, have protagonists who are good people that fall into bad circumstances that they don't deserve. It seems like that's something he could really relate to personally.
  6. 6. Victorian Literature in children The Victorians are credited with 'inventing childhood', partly because of their efforts to stop child labour and the introduction of compulsory education. As children began to be able to read, literature for young people became a growth industry, with not only established writers producing works for children (such as Dickens) but also a new group of dedicated children's authors. Writers like Lewis Carroll wrote mainly for children, although they had an adult following. Other authors wrote mainly for adults, but their adventure novels are now generally classified as for children.

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