Why Victorian Literature Still Matters
By (author) Philip Davis
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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters by Philip Davis
Book DescriptionWhy Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature's enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking. Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author's unique insight into why it is still important today Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and close readings of important texts Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, from general readers and scholars alike Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital and resonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405135795
(226mm x 154mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Bernard Malamud, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Philip Davis
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Author Biography - Philip Davis
Philip Davis is Professor of English Literature in the School of English, University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of The Victorians and, most recently, Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life . His other books include The Experience of Reading; Real Voices: On Reading , and Memory and Writing: from Wordsworth to Lawrence , as well as works on Shakespeare and Samuel Johnson. He is also editor of The Reader , a non-academic literary magazine aimed at the serious reader.
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