Studiu de specialitate – Society and the Individual in the Victorian Novel

Autor: prof. Nica Mihaela
Colegiul Agricol ”D. Cantemir” Huși, Vaslui

Victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of Queen Victoria (1830-1901) (the Victorian era). It forms a link and transition between the writers of the romantic period and the very different literature of the 20th century. Along with romance novels, there were many horror novels written as well. The Victorian Period of English history (1837-1901) witnessed a set of complex political, social, scientific, and philosophical developments. These developments were intricately tied to and represented by the culture’s various forms of literary production-most notably the Victorian novel.
The Victorian Age was characterised by rapid change and developments in nearly every sphere-from advances in medical, scientific and technological knowledge to changes in population growth and location. Over time, this rapid transformation deeply affected the country’s mood:an age that began with a confidence and optimism leading to economic boom and prosperity eventually gave way to uncertainty and doubt regarding Britain’s place in the world. The 19th century saw the novelbecome the leading form of literature in English. Continuarea