Here I would make the same criticism that I did for the Romantic Companion; that the sections should be divided up differently: e.g. Part Three: Victorian Poetry- Memory and Mourning; Part Four: The Condition of England Novel, and so on, as I think that Texts, Writers and Contexts is quite a large overwhelming section to have to flick through in order to find what you are searching for.
I also think that the book could be more evenly divided into topics areas of: poetry, the novel, different types of fiction, drama/satire, as I feel that although the coverage of different types of Victorian novel is very useful, this seems to dominate the companion, and I study far more poets than those covered.
The book was well written and flowed neatly, linking ideas and works by different authors, and as ever quotations help to outline different points.
The book was very useful, particularly its extended commentary on Dorian Gray, though again having an extended commentary on a work by each author discussed would be more helpful.
I really liked the cover of this book as the image of the train really sums up the new world of Industrial Revolution and the changing environment in England as a result. The font size could again be slightly smaller, though one of the great things about the Companions is that you aren't just reading yet another critical essay in tiny font.