Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers
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Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers

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Richly informative on the Victorian literary and cultural scene, this new reissue of John Sutherland's important 1995 study is essential reading for all those interested in the evolution of the Victorian novel, and includes a new Preface situating the book in current research being carried out on the history of the book and print culture. Drawing on extensive research, Su
Paperback, Revised Second Edition, 224 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 1976)
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I always find Sutherland very readable and enjoyed this on the whole, but was a bit disappointed that some of the pieces in this book are really just like more of his puzzles. As I remember, one particular piece, about Dickens, Bulwer Lytton and mentally ill wives, struck me as being full of wild speculation!
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John Andrew Sutherland is an English lecturer, emeritus professor, newspaper columnist and author.

Now Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland began his academic career after graduating from the University of Leicester as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh in 1964. He specialises in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, an...more
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