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Ch 15: Literature of the Victorian Era

About This Chapter

Watch engaging videos to learn about different aspects of literature from the Victorian era. Use lessons that examine works from Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters and other prominent authors to simplify test preparations or homework assignments.

Literature of the Victorian Era - Chapter Summary

The Victorian era in literature lasted during the reign of Queen Victoria, roughly from 1837-1901. Work from this period is characterized by a focus on the struggle of the working class and triumph of right over wrong. Many well-known writers came from this period, including Charles Dickens and George Eliot. Review lessons to study their most famous pieces, and test your knowledge by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • Themes, authors and the style of Victorian literature
  • Influence, works and style of Charles Dickens
  • Works of sisters and authors Charlotte and Emily Bronte
  • George Eliot's novel Middlemarch

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