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With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life.
Organised alphabetically, the information provided will be a boon to students, researchers and all lovers of reading. The entries, though concise, meet the high standards demanded by modern scholarship. The writing - marked by Sutherland's characteristic combination of flair, clarity and erudition - is of such a high standard that the book is a joy to read, as well as a definitive work of reference.
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John Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. Author, critic, chair of the Booker Prize judges, newspaper columnist: John Sutherland is one of the leading literary scholars of his day. He is the author of the tremendously successful series on puzzles in Victorian Fiction, beginning with "Is Heathcliff a Murderer?" His many other books include "The Who Loved Books, How to Read a Novel, "and "Stephen Spender: The Authorised Biography".
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