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on 16 May 2011
This is an excellent book, produced for the Open university course on the nineteenth-century novel, that helps the reader analyse critically some of the great literature of the period. It is particularly useful for students of the cultural history of the nineteenth-century as well as a guide for those who take their reading seriously and want to develope a greater understanding of how these novels work contextually and add to an understanding of life and politics in what was a turbulent era. Not for the 'faint-hearted' but a great reference book to accompany serious reading.