Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1830s

John Gardner (Editor), David Stewart (Editor)

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Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1830s collects a group of internationally renowned scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries in their examination of this technological, global decade. Often overlooked as a boundary between the Romantic and Victorian periods, the 1830s is, the book proposes, the central pivot of the nineteenth century. Rather than a decade of peaceful Reform, it is a decade marked by violent colonial expansion and resistance, alongside revolutionary technologies such as the photograph, the expansion of steam power, and the railway that changed the world in ways that persist. Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1830s explores the flurry of cultural forms that developed to attempt to take the pulse of the decade, from Silver Fork fiction to lithography, from working-class periodicals to photographs, from urban sketches to magazine fiction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)9781009268486
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Feb 2024

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NameNineteenth-Century Literature in Transition
PublisherCambridge University Press

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