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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Victorian Era - Second Edition 

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Victorian Era - Second Edition

Edited by: Joseph Black et al.

2nd Edition

Publication Date: January 12, 2012
980pp • Paperback / PDF
ISBN: 9781554810734 / 1554810736
Volume: 5

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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.

Our Editorial Team:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts

Leonard Conolly, Trent University

Kate Flint, University of Southern California

Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta

Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee

Jerome McGann, University of Virginia

Anne Prescott, Barnard College

Barry Qualls, Rutgers University

Claire Waters, University of Virginia

Comments:

"…an exciting achievement … it sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured." – Graham Hammill, SUNY Buffalo

"…an excellent anthology. Good selections (including some nice surprises), just the right level of annotation, affordable—and a hit with my students. I will definitely use it again." – Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia

"With the publication of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies by Norton and Longman. … This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement." – Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

"I will certainly order volume 3 for my Literature of the Restoration and the Eighteenth century survey. … The plain fact is that [the Broadview] has no serious or up-to-date competition. And you can quote me!" – John Rempel, University of Manitoba

" … I have been using The Broadview Anthology of British Literature for three years now. I love it—and so do my students! I'll say too that the support for instructors is excellent." – Martha Stoddard-Holmes, University of California, San Marcos

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Victorian Era - Second Edition

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