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History of victorian age

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History of victorian age

  1. 1. History of Victorian Age (1832-1887) Prepared By Vaishali Jasoliya Nidhi Jasani (Sem-2)
  2. 2. Queen Victoria and the Victorian Temper • Ruled England from 1837-1901 • The Victorian period was an age of transition • Exemplifies Victorian qualities: earnestness, moral responsibility, domestic propriety
  3. 3. The Reform Bill of 1832 • Transformed English class structure • Extended the right to vote to all males owning property • Second Reform Bill passed in 1867 • Extended the right to vote to working class
  4. 4. Major Events of the Victorian Era • A huge growth in population. • Improvements in technology. • Changing world views. • Poor conditions for the working class.
  5. 5. Literary characteristics (1). Prose and novel • Prose and Novel is more popular than the other forms in Victorian Literature. (2). Moral Purpose • Moral purpose is more important than esthetic delight in Victorian literature.
  6. 6. (3). Literature of Realism • In Victorian Literature we found realism rather than Romance. • Real Character (4). Pessimism • Pessimism, despair runs through Victorian Literature and is noticed especially in the poetry of Matthew Arnold.
  7. 7. (5). Patriotism • Patriotism runs through Victorian Literature. Tennyson, Dickens and Disraeli are inspired by a national pride and a sense of greatness in their country’s superiority over other nations.
  8. 8. Victorian Compromise • Compromise between the Rich and the Poor • Compromise between Royalism and Democracy • Compromise between Science and Religion Victorianism means an attitude to life and things.
  9. 9. Major Poetry Writers of the Victorian Age • Alfred Tennyson • Robert Browning • Elizabeth Barrett Browning • Matthew Arnold • Christina Rossetti • D. G. Rossetti • William Morris
  10. 10. Alfred Tennyson (1809-92) • Timbuctoo • In Memoriam ( Elegy) • Ulysses • The Princess • The Lady of Shallot and O Enone • The Lotos Eaters • The Palace of Art • Tears, Idle Tears • Dora • Two Brother
  11. 11. Robert Browning (1812-89) • Pauline • Asolando (1889) • My Last Duches • The Last Ride Together • Holy Cross Day • A Grammarian’s Funeral • Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845) • Sordello • The Heretic’s Tragedy • The Statue and Bust • Pippa Passess
  12. 12. Elizabeth Browning (1806-61) • The Cry of the Children (1843) • Case Guidi Windows (1851) • Poem Before Congress (1860) • Aurora Leigh • Lady Geraldine’s Courtship • Sonnets From the Portugese • Cowper’s Grave • Seraphim (1833) and poems
  13. 13. Cristina Rossetti (1830-1894) • Goblin Market (1862) • The City of Dreadful Night • The Prince’s Progress (1866) • The Germ (1850) • A pageant and other poems (1881) • New Poems (1896) • Time Flies (1885) • Verses (1893) • Sing Song (1894) • From House to Home
  14. 14. Matthew Arnold & William Morris (1822-1888) (1834-1896) • The Scholar Gipsy • Thyrsis • The Stayed Reveller • Last Essay on Church and Religion (1877) • Essays: in Criticism • Literature and Dogma • On Translating Homer (1861) • The Defernce of Guenevere (1858) • The Life and Death of Jason (1867) • The March of the Worker • The Dream of John Ball • All For the Cause • Sigurd the Volsung • Chant for Socialist (1855)
  15. 15. Major Prose Writer of age • Thomas Carlyle • John Ruskin • Thomas Babington • Walter Horatio • Oscar Wilde
  16. 16. Thomas Carlyle & Oscar Wilde (1795-1881) (1854-1900) • Sartor Resartus(1833-34) • The French Revolution (1838) • Heroes and Hero-worship (1841) • Past and Present (1843) • Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches • The Life of Sterling(1851) • History of Fredrick the Great (1858-65) • The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) • De profundis • The Picture of Dorian Gray • A Woman of No Importance and • The Importance of Being Ernest (1899)
  17. 17. John Ruskin (1819-1900) • Modern Painters (1843-60) • Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) • The Stones of Venice (1851-53) • Unto This Last (1860-62) • Munera Pulveris (1862-63) • Time and Tide (1867) • The Crown of Wild Olive (1866) • Sesame and Lilies (1862)
  18. 18. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) • Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) • Far From the Madding Crowd(1874) • The return of the Native (1878) • The Trumpet Major (1880) • The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) • The Woodlanders (1887) • Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) • Jude the Obscure (1896)
  19. 19. Novelist of the age • Benjamin Disraeli • Charles Dickens • W. M. Thackeray • Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, Anne) • George Meredith • George Eliot • Thomas Hardy • Elizabeth Bowen
  20. 20. Charles Dickens (1812-70) • The Pickwick Papers • Oliver Twist • Bleak House • Nicholas Nickleby • Sketches by Boz • Our Mutual Friend • A Tale of Two cities • Little Dorritt • Old Curiosity • Hard Times
  21. 21. W.M. Thackeray (1811-63) • George Meredith (1828-1909) • Punch • Vanity fair • Pendennis • Henry Esmond • The Virginians • The New Comes • The Shaving of Shagpat (1856) • The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) • Evan Harrington (1861) • Diana of the Crossways (1815)
  22. 22. George Eliot (1819-80) • Scenes of Clerical Life (1858) • Adam Bede (1859) • The Mill on the Floss (1860) • Silas Marner: The Weaver of Reveloe (1861) • Middle March (1872)
  23. 23. Bronte Sisters • Charlotte (1816-55) • Jane Eyre (1847) • Shirley (1849) • Villette (1853) • The Professor (1857) • Emily (1818-48) • Wuthering Heights (1847) • Anne • Agnes Grey (1847) • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

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