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I recommend it to anyone studying English literature at any level,
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This review is from: The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback)
It may seem odd to buy an anthology of English literature put together almost wholly by American academics. But I don’t know any other publication that provides such a useful summary of English literature of the Victorian era.
The introduction and the time line allow the reader to consider each author in his own context. The contents include a huge range of well chosen poems, short stories, plays and extracts from longer works.
As well as introductions to individual writers, the anthology contains overviews of the changing economic and social changes which characterise the Victorian era. It is not easy reading, but I recommend it to anyone studying English literature at any level.