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For the second edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Elizabeth Gaskell's "Our Society at Cranford" has been added, as has Anthony Trollope's "A Turkish Bath." Charles Dickens is now represented with a number of short selections.
The selection of poems by D.G. Rossetti has been expanded considerably (the entire 1870 House of Life sequence is included), as has that by Michael Field. A selection of poems by two key figures who also appear in the anthology's twentieth century volume (Thomas Hardy and W.B. Yeats) is also now included.
Several of the Contexts sections in the volume have been expanded—notably "The Place of Women in Society," which now includes material concerning the Contagious Diseases Acts) and "Britain, Empire, and a Wider World," which now includes a section on the Great Exhibition of 1851.
The volume will also include additional visual material—including four more pages of full color illustrations.
Inevitably, some selections have been dropped from the bound book; these will all remain available, however, on the anthology's website component. The most significant change in that direction is Dickens's A Christmas Carol. As well as remaining available on the website, that work—like Hard Times, Great Expectations, and approximately 100 other titles from the Victorian period, is available as a stand-alone volume in the Broadview Editions series, and may be added (at little or no additional cost to the student) in a shrink-wrapped combination package.
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Victorian Era - Second Edition
2012 • 980pp • Paperback • 9781554810734 / 1554810736