By James Eli Adams
- A wide-ranging narrative evaluation of literature in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, shooting the intense number of literary output produced in this era
- Analyzes the advance of all literary varieties in this interval - the radical, poetry, drama, autobiography and demanding prose - along side significant advancements in social and highbrow history
- Considers the ways that writers engaged with new different types of social accountability of their paintings, as Britain remodeled into the world's first business economy
- Offers a clean viewpoint at the paintings of either significant figures and a few of the era’s much less common authors
Winner of a Choice striking educational name award, 2009
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