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Introduction

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780748611478
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651627 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the Victoriana genre, first examining The Great Victorian Collection, which explores the late twentieth-century desire to know and possess the Victorian past through its remains. It then shifts to writing about the Victorian period, and presents the five chapters that discuss Victorian literature and culture through the perspective of modern interpreters. The chapter states that the following chapters discuss concerns about class, race, empire, and gender, and the political and cultural results of Victoriana.

Keywords: Victoriana; Victorian past; writing; literature; culture; modern interpreters; political results; cultural results

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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