The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
  • 1460 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition

  • Publication Date: July 16, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
  • 1460 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"

Shaped by sound literary and historical scholarship, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors and includes a broad selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to matters such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; a passcode to access the latter is included with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. A two-volume Concise Edition and a one-volume Compact Edition are also available.

Highlights of Volume 5: The Victorian Era include the complete texts of In Memoriam A.H.H., The Importance of Being Earnest, Carmilla, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as Contexts sections on “Work and Poverty,” “Women in Society,” “Sexuality in the Victorian Era,” “Nature and the Environment,” “The New Woman,” and “Britain, Empire, and a Wider World.” The third edition also offers expanded representation of writers of color, including Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Toru Dutt, and Rabindranath Tagore.

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COMMENTS ON VOLUME 5: THE VICTORIAN ERA, THIRD EDITION

“[This] is the expansive anthology for which many Victorianists have been waiting. … Mary Seacole is here along with Thomas Carlyle; Toru Dutt and Tekahionwake/E. Pauline Johnson share space with Thomas Hardy and George Meredith. Instructors who wish to decolonize and undiscipline the curriculum will find a wealth of resources, as will those who want to teach more traditional Victorian literary texts.” — Kate Lawson, University of Waterloo

Volume 5: The Victorian Era is both an outstanding anthology and an indispensable companion to the nineteenth century. The period presented here is distinctively plural. … Canonical writers rub shoulders with non-canonical ones; and we are taken from Lowood to 221B Baker Street, and from Hyderabad to fantastical worlds.” — Tom Ue, Dalhousie University

“This third edition … remains a classroom text that will also teach the teachers, even those who have been introducing students to nineteenth-century literature for years. The anthology’s selection of texts and its editorial materials will prepare its readers to consider both familiar and emerging issues in the study of Victorian literature and culture.” — Richard Menke, University of Georgia

“This new edition once more proves that the Broadview Anthology is not merely a collection of important works, but an outstanding pedagogical tool.” — Sara Malton, Saint Mary’s University

“The volume now includes a number of colonial writers and writers of color who did not appear in the last edition. … New sections of contextual materials have also been added on such topics as ‘Nature and the Environment’ and ‘Sexuality and Sexual Transgression,’ making it easier for instructors to integrate these key subjects into the undergraduate classroom. Altogether, this is a vital and innovative anthology, skillfully assembled and beautifully edited.” — Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, University of California, Davis

“The Authors in Context sections are excellent. The selections—letters, images, backgrounds, and complementary texts—allow students to make connections and understand Victorian authors as participating in a living and recognizable world. … What sets this anthology apart from others, in addition to the contexts, is its extensive selections of longer prose and poetic works, [including complete texts] of Tennyson’s In Memoriam, Le Fanu’s Carmilla, Meredith’s Modern Love, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.” — LeeAnne Richardson, Georgia State University

COMMENTS ON THE BROADVIEW ANTHOLOGY OF BRITISH LITERATURE

“… sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British Literature will now have to be measured.” — Graham Hammill, SUNY Buffalo

“This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.” — Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

“… an excellent anthology. Good selections for my purposes (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

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THE VICTORIAN ERA

  • A Growing Power
  • Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty
  • Corn Laws, Potato Famine
  • “The Two Nations”
  • The Position of Women
  • Empire
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Victorian Domesticity: Life and Death
  • Cultural Trends
  • Technology
  • Cultural Identities
  • Realism
  • The Victorian Novel
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture
  • The English Language in the Victorian Era

HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND OF PRINT CULTURE

MARY PRINCE

  • The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Related by Herself
  • IN CONTEXT: Mary Prince and Slavery
    • Mary Prince’s Petition Presented to Parliament on 24 June 1829
    • from Thomas Pringle, Supplement to The History of Mary Prince
    • from The Narrative of Ashton Warner

THOMAS CARLYLE

THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The History of England
  • from Milton

CONTEXTS: URBAN WORK AND POVERTY

JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Idea of a University

SUSANNA MOODIE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Roughing It in the Bush
  • IN CONTEXT: Sample of Susanna Moodie’s 1839 Correspondence
    • A “Crossed” Letter
  • from Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

MARY SEACOLE

  • from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
    • Chapter 1: My Birth and Parentage—Early Tastes and Travels—Marriage and Widowhood
    • Chapter 8: I Long to Join the British Army Before Sebastopol
    • Chapter 9: Voyage to Constantinople
    • from Chapter 13: My Work in the Crimea

HARRIET MARTINEAU

BENJAMIN DISRAELI (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Sybil

JOHN STUART MILL

CONTEXTS: WOMEN IN SOCIETY

  • from Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities
  • from Anonymous, “Hints on the Modern Governess System,” Fraser’s Magazine
  • from Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women
  • from Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House
    • The Wife’s Tragedy
    • The Foreign Land
  • from William Rathbone Greg, “Why Are Women Redundant?”
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?”
  • from Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Girl of the Period,” Saturday Review
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors,” Fraser’s Magazine
  • May Probyn, “The Model” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • from “Between School and Marriage,” The Girl’s Own Paper
  • from Emma Brewer, “Our Friends the Servants,” The Girl’s Own Paper

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

  • Mariana
  • The Palace of Art
  • The Lady of Shalott
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • Semele (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • Ulysses
  • The Epic [Morte d’Arthur]
  • Morte d’Arthur
  • [Break, break, break]
  • St Simeon Stylites
  • Locksley Hall
  • from The Princess
    • [Sweet and Low]
    • [The Splendour Falls]
    • [Tears, Idle Tears]
    • [Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal]
    • [Come Down, O Maid]
    • [The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s]
  • Maud (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • In Memoriam A.H.H.
  • The Eagle
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade [1855 version]
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade [1856 version]
  • IN CONTEXT The Charge of the Light Brigade as Reported in The Times
    • from “The Attack on Balaklava,” The Times (13 November 1854)
      • [from Letter to the Duke of Newcastle from FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, Lord Raglan]
      • [from Letter from George Bingham, Lord Lucan]
    • from Editorial, The Times (13 November 1854)
    • from “The Cavalry Action at Balaclava,” The Times (14 November 1854)
  • from Idylls of the King (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Holy Grail
  • [Flower in the Crannied Wall]
  • Vastness
  • Crossing the Bar
  • IN CONTEXT Images of Tennyson
    • from Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 5 August 1844
  • IN CONTEXT Victorian Images of Arthurian Legend
  • IN CONTEXT Crimea and the Camera
    • Roger Fenton, Selected Photographs

CHARLES DARWIN

CONTEXTS: NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

ELIZABETH GASKELL

ROBERT BROWNING

CHARLES DICKENS

SHERIDAN LE FANU

  • Carmilla
  • IN CONTEXT: Carmilla Illustrated

GEORGE W.M. REYNOLDS (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Mysteries of London

EDWARD LEAR (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Owl and the Pussy-cat
  • How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!
  • Selected Limericks
  • The Dong and the Luminous Nose

CONTEXTS: CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Charlotte Mary Yonge, “A Scene in the Early Life of the May Family”
  • from Thomas Hughes, “After the Match,” Tom Brown’s Schooldays
  • from Charles Kingsley, “Tom’s Life as a Water Baby”
  • from Thomas Hood, “London Street Boys: Being a Word about Arabia Anglicana,” The Boy’s Own Volume of Facts, Fiction, History, and Adventure
  • from Austin Q. Hagerman, “Never Sulk,” The Child’s Own Magazine
  • from Charles Darwin, A Biographical Sketch of an Infant
  • from Walter Pater, The Child in the House
  • from Hilaire Belloc, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
  • Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • from Rudyard Kipling, “How the Camel Got His Hump,” Just So Stories for Little Children
  • from Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • from Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

CONTEXTS: POETRY FOR CHILDREN (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

ANTHONY TROLLOPE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • A Ride Across Palestine
  • The Turkish Bath
  • The Spotted Dog
  • from An Autobiography

CHARLOTTE BRONTË

  • from Jane Eyre
    • Chapter 9
  • IN CONTEXT: Brontë’s Development as a Writer
    • Correspondence with Robert Southey (1837)
    • from Elizabeth Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Brontë, Volume 2, Chapter 1

GRACE AGUILAR

  • Past, Present, and Future: A Sketch
  • The Hebrew’s Appeal
  • The Wanderers

EMILY BRONTË

  • Remembrance
  • Plead for Me
  • The Old Stoic
  • My Comforter
  • [Loud without the wind was roaring]
  • [A little while, a little while]
  • [Shall Earth no more inspire thee]
  • [No coward soul is mine]
  • [Often rebuked, yet always back returning]
  • [The night is darkening round me]
  • [I’ll come when thou art saddest]
  • [I’m happiest when most away]
  • [If grief for grief can touch thee]

CONTEXTS: THE NEW ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Roger Fenton, “Proposal for the Formation of a Photographic Society”
  • from Charles Dickens, “Photography,” Household Words
  • Photography and Immortality
    • from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford, 1843
    • from Sir Frederick Pollock, “Presidential Address,” Photographic Society
  • Selected Photographs

ARTHUR HENRY CLOUGH (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Epi-strauss-ium
  • To spend uncounted years of pain
  • from Amours de Voyage
  • The Latest Decalogue
  • “There is no God,” the Wicked Saith
  • Qui Laborat, Orat
  • Is it true, ye gods, who treat us
  • In the Great Metropolis
  • That there are powers above us I admit
  • Seven Sonnets on the Thought of Death
  • Duty—that’s to say complying
  • Easter Day
  • Easter Day II
  • Jacob
  • Recent English Poetry
  • IN CONTEXT: Letters from Arthur Clough and Matthew Arnold

GEORGE ELIOT

  • from Middlemarch (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Chapter 27
  • O, May I Join the Choir Invisible
  • from Brother and Sister Sonnets
    • 11 (“School parted us; we never found again”)
  • from Adam Bede
    • Chapter 17: In Which the Story Pauses a Little
  • Silly Novels by Lady Novelists
  • from The Natural History of German Life
  • Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft

CONTEXTS: SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL TRANSGRESSION

  • Sexuality and the Law
    • from The Trying and Pillorying of the Vere-Street Club
    • from Lord Meadowbank’s statements, Miss Marianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie against Dame Helen Cumming Gordon (1811)
    • from Edward E. Deacon, Digest of the Criminal Law of England
    • from An Act to Amend the Law Relating to Divorce and Matrimonial Causes in England (1857)
    • from Section 2, Criminal Law Amendment Act (1885)
  • Love, Sex, and Friendship between Men
    • from William Johnson Cory, Ionica
      • Heraclitus
      • Deteriora
    • John Addington Symonds, “From Friend to Friend”
    • John Gambril Nicholson, “In Working Dress”
    • Lord Alfred Douglas, “Two Loves”
  • Love, Sex, and Friendship between Women
  • “The English Vice” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Arthur’s Flogging”
    • from Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine (March 1870)
    • from Anonymous, The Pearl, Volume 7 (1879)
  • Sexuality and Medical Discourse
    • from William Acton, The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs
      • from Chapter 2: Masturbation
        • from Section 2: Masturbation in the Youth and Adult
      • from Chapter 5: Marital Excesses
    • from James Paget, “Sexual Hypochondriasis”
    • from Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis
      • from Chapter 3: General Pathology
        • Acquired Homosexuality
      • from Chapter 5: Pathological Sexuality in Its Legal Aspects
        • Lesbian Love
    • John Addington Symonds, letter to Richard von Krafft-Ebing
    • from Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds, Sexual Inversion
      • from General Preface
      • from Preface to Sexual Inversion
      • from Sexual Inversion in Men
      • Psychosexual Hermaphroditism
      • from Sexual Inversion in Women
      • from Chapter 6: The Theory of Sexual Inversion
    • from “Sex-Mania,” Reynolds’s Newspaper
  • Prostitution, Social Purity, and the Contagious Diseases Acts
    • Thomas Hood, “The Bridge of Sighs”
    • from Henry Mayhew, “Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts,” The Morning Chronicle
    • from W.R. Greg, “Prostitution,” Westminster Review
    • from The Contagious Diseases Act (1866)
    • from Harriet Martineau, “The Contagious Diseases Acts—II,” Daily News
    • from Josephine Butler, Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade
    • from Josephine Butler, Some Thoughts on the Present Aspect of the Crusade Against the State Regulation of Vice
    • from W.T. Stead, “The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon 1,” Pall Mall Gazette
    • from Sarah Grand, The Beth Book

THE SPASMODIC POETS (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Alexander Smith
    • from A Life Drama
  • Sydney Dobell
    • from Balder
  • William Edmonstoune Aytoun
    • from Firmillian: or The Students of Badajob. A Spasmodic Tragedy

JOHN RUSKIN

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Cassandra

DION BOUCICAULT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Octoroon
  • IN CONTEXT: The Octoroon’s Alternative Ending

MATTHEW ARNOLD

  • The Forsaken Merman
  • Isolation. To Marguerite
  • To Marguerite—Continued
  • The Buried Life
  • The Scholar-Gipsy
  • Stanzas from The Grande Chartreuse
  • Dover Beach
  • Obermann Once More (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • East London
  • West London
  • Preface to the First Edition of Poems
  • from The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
  • from Culture and Anarchy
    • from Chapter 1: Sweetness and Light

MARY ANN SHADD

CONTEXTS: RELIGION AND SOCIETY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from William Ernest Henley, Invictus
  • from Egbert Martin
    • “The Creek”
    • “The Spirit Stone”
  • from Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • from Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
  • from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Warden
  • from George Eliot, “Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming,” Westminster Review
  • from Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
  • from Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford
  • from Arthur Hugh Clough, Dipsychus
    • “There Is No God,” the Wicked Saith
  • from John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua
  • from Samuel Smiles, Character
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
  • from Robert Knox, The Races of Men
  • from Goldwin Smith, “Can Jews Be Patriots?” The Nineteenth Century
  • from Hermann Adler, “Recent Phases of Judaeo-Phobia,” The Nineteenth Century
  • from Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs
  • from Thomas Huxley, “Agnosticism and Christianity”
  • from Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

WILKIE COLLINS (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Diary of Anne Rodway
  • The Dead Alive

ADELAIDE PROCTER (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • A Woman’s Question
  • The Cradle-Song of the Poor
  • A Legend of Bregenz
  • The Lesson of the War, 1855
  • Thankfulness
  • A Lost Chord
  • A Woman’s Answer
  • A Woman’s Last Word
  • An Appeal
  • The Jubilee of 1850
  • A Desire
  • The Church in 1849
  • The Homeless Poor

MARGARET OLIPHANT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Library Window
  • IN CONTEXT:The Library Window
  • Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond

GEORGE MEREDITH

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

CONTEXTS: THE PRE-RAPHAELITES

  • from William Michael Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti; His Family Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
  • from John Seward, “The Purpose and Tendency of Early Italian Art,” The Germ: Thoughts Toward Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art
  • from John Guille Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
  • from Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones,” Household Words
  • from The Times, “Review of the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Academy”
  • from John Ruskin, Letter to The Times
  • from John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism
  • from Oscar Wilde, The English Renaissance of Art
  • Pre-Raphaelite Models: Fann

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

  • Goblin Market
  • IN CONTEXT: Illustrating Goblin Market
  • A Triad
  • Remember
  • A Birthday
  • After Death
  • An Apple-Gathering
  • Echo
  • Winter: My Secret
  • “No, Thank You, John”
  • A Pause of Thought
  • Song (“She sat and sang alway”)
  • Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”)
  • Dead before Death
  • Monna Innominata
  • Cobwebs
  • In an Artist’s Studio
  • Promises like Pie-Crust
  • In Progress
  • Sleeping at Last

LEWIS CARROLL

  • Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
  • Jabberwocky
  • IN CONTEXT: “Jabberwocky”
    • from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
      • from Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House
      • from Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty
  • IN CONTEXT: The Photographs of Lewis Carroll

JAMES THOMPSON (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The City of Dreadful Night

IRELAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES: LITERARY CURRENTS IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY

  • IRELAND
  • SCOTLAND
    • Sir Walter Scott (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • The Two Drovers
    • John Galt
      • from Annals of the Parish: or, The Chronicle of Dalmailing; during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, written by himself
        • Chapter 4: Year 1763
        • Chapter 5: Year 1764
        • Epitaph
        • Chapter 6: Year 1765
    • Janet Hamilton
      • Lines on the Long and Beautiful Summer of 1865, in Connection with the Cattle Plague Then Raging
      • Rhymes for the Times IV—1865
      • Auld Mither Scotlan’
      • Effie—A Ballad
    • Samuel Smiles
      • from Self-Help
        • from Chapter 1: Self-Help—National and Individual
    • John A. Macdonald
      • from Speech on the Quebec Resolution, 6 February 1865
    • Eliza Ogilvy
      • A Natal Address to My Child, March 19th 1844
      • The Imprecation by the Cradle
      • The Portents of the Night
    • John Davidson
      • Waiting
      • from The Testament of an Empire Builder
    • Margaret Oliphant (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from A Child’s History of Scotland
  • WALES
    • Felicia Hemans
      • The Cambrian in America
      • Taliesin’s Prophecy
      • The Better Land
    • John Blackwell (Alun)
      • Cathl i’r Eos / Song to the Nightingale
    • Samuel Roberts
      • A Pacifist’s Credo
    • Evan James
      • Hen Wlad fy Nhadau / Old Land of My Fathers
    • Sarah Jane Rees (Cranogwen)
      • The End of the Year
    • O.M. Edwards (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from The Soul of a Nation
    • Alice Gray Jones (Ceridwen Peris) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • A New Year Greeting—1929
      • Song of the Worker’s Wife
    • David Lloyd George
      • from Speech delivered at the inaugural meeting of the Cardiff branch of the Cymru Fydd League, October 1894

CONTEXTS: IRELAND IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Oppression, Rebellion, and the Acts of Union
  • Letters to The Times Regarding Tithes
  • Maria Edgeworth on Ireland and the Irish
  • Daniel O’Connell and “Catholic Emancipation”
  • Nineteenth-Century Housing in Ireland: A Portfolio of Images
  • The Great Irish Famine
  • Fenians and Fenianism
  • Disestablishment, Home Rule, and “The Coming Revolution”

WILLIAM MORRIS

W.S. GILBERT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor
    • Song (“When I was a Lad”)
  • from Patience
    • Song (“If You’re Anxious for to Shine”)

MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON

  • The Mystery at Fernwood
  • IN CONTEXT: The Debate over Sensation Fiction (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Eneas Sweetland Dallas, “Lady Audley’s Secret,” The Times (18 November 1862)
    • from Anonymous, “Our Survey of Literature and Science,” Cornhill Magazine
    • H.L. Mansel, “Sensation Novels,” Quarterly Review
    • Anonymous, “Our Female Sensation Novelists,” Christian Remembrancer
    • from W. Fraser Rae, “Sensation Novelists: Miss Braddon,” North British Review
    • from Margaret Oliphant, “Novels,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
    • from George Augustus Sala, “The Cant of Modern Criticism” Belgravia

AUGUSTA WEBSTER

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

WALTER PATER

THOMAS HARDY

MATHILDE BLIND (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Russian Student’s Tale
  • A Mother’s Dream

HENRY JAMES (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Pupil
  • The Figure in the Carpet

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

  • God’s Grandeur
  • The Wreck of the Deutschland
  • The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord
  • Pied Beauty
  • Felix Randal
  • Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
  • [As kingfishers catch fire]
  • [No worst, there is none]
  • [I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day]
  • [Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort]
  • That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection
  • [Thou art indeed just, Lord]
  • IN CONTEXT: The Growth of “The Windhover”
  • from Journal 1870–74
    • [“Inscape” and “Instress”]
  • from Letter to Robert Bridges, 25 February 1879
  • Author’s Preface

“MICHAEL FIELD”—KATHERINE BRADLEY AND EDITH COOPER

  • Maids, Not to You My Mind Doth Change
  • The Magdalen
  • Saint Sebastian
  • La Gioconda
  • A girl
  • [It was deep April, and the morn]
  • Beloved
  • [Sometimes I do despatch my heart]
  • [She mingled me rue and roses]
  • [Our myrtle is in flower]
  • Cyclamens
  • Unbosoming
  • [When I grow old]
  • To Christina Rossetti
  • Nests in Elms
  • The Mummy Invokes His Soul
  • Old Ivories
  • Ebbtide at Sundown
  • Power in Silence
  • Where the Blessed Feet Have Trod

T.N. MUKHARJI

  • from A Visit to Europe
    • from Chapter 3: The Exhibition and Its Visitors

WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Every Man His Own Poet; or, The Inspired Singer’s Recipe Book

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

OSCAR WILDE

  • Helas!
  • Impression du Matin
  • E Tenebris
  • To Milton
  • from “The Critic as Artist”
  • from “The Decay of Lying”
  • Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Young King (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • IN CONTEXT: Wilde and “The Public”
    • Interview with Oscar Wilde, St. James Gazette (January 1895)
  • IN CONTEXT: The First Wilde Trial (1895)
    • from The Transcripts of the Trial
  • from De Profundis

BERNARD SHAW (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Widowers’ Houses

OLIVE SCHREINER

TORU DUTT

  • À mon Père
  • Sonnet.—Baugmaree
  • Sonnet.—The Lotus
  • Our Casuarina Tree

VERNON LEE

CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Lady Doctor
  • The Sister of Mercy
  • Love Versus Learning
  • Scientific Wooing
  • The New Orthodoxy
  • Natural Selection
  • Solomon Redivivus, 1886

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

TEKAHIONWAKE / E. PAULINE JOHNSON

AMY LEVY

  • Xantippe
  • Magdalen
  • To Lallie
  • A London Plane-Tree
  • London in July
  • Ballade of an Omnibus
  • London Poets (In Memoriam)
  • The Old House
  • The Last Judgment
  • Cambridge in the Long
  • To Vernon Lee
  • The End of the Day

SIR HENRY NEWBOLT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Vitaï Lampada
  • He Fell Among Thieves

ARTHUR MORRISON

  • A Street
  • Without Visible Means

RUDYARD KIPLING

CONTEXTS: BRITAIN, EMPIRE, AND A WIDER WORLD

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

  • Ephemera
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  • Into the Twilight
  • The Secret Rose
  • He Remembers Forgotten Beauty
  • The Travail of Passion

THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT

  • “Michael Field”
    • From Baudelaire
    • The Poet
  • John Davidson
    • A Northern Suburb
  • Constance Naden
    • Illusions
  • Ernest Dowson
  • Lionel Johnson
    • Plato in London: To Campbell Dodgson
    • The Dark Angel
    • The Darkness: To the Rev. Fr. Dover, S.J.
  • Aubrey Beardsley
  • IN CONTEXT: French Influences and British Views on Aestheticism
    • Théophile Gautier, from Preface to Mademoiselle de Maupin, A Romance of Love and Passion
    • Charles Baudelaire, “Correspondences”
    • from Walter Hamilton, Introduction to The Aesthetic Movement in England
    • from Arthur Symons, “The Decadent Movement in Literature,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine

CONTEXTS: THE NEW WOMAN

  • from Grant Allen, “Plain Words on the Woman Question,” Fortnightly Review
  • from Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review
  • from Mona Caird, “Does Marriage Hinder a Woman’s Self-Development?” Lady’s Realm
  • from George Egerton, “A Cross Line”
  • from Julia M.A. Hawksley, “A Young Woman’s Right: Knowledge,” Westminster Review
  • from Ouida, “The New Woman,” The North American Review
  • from Alys W. Pearsall Smith, “A Reply from the Daughters, II,” The Nineteenth Century
  • “Donna Quixote,” Punch
  • from “Character Note: The New Woman,” Cornhill Magazine
  • from H.E. Harvey, “The Voice of Woman,” Westminster Review
  • Cornelia Sorabji, “Love and Death”
  • from Olive Schreiner, Woman and Labour
    • from Chapter 5: Sex Differences

CHARLOTTE MEW

SAROJINI NAIDU

  • Indian Weavers
  • Indian Dancers
  • Nightfall in the City of Hyderabad
  • Street Cries
  • To India
  • Village-Song

ROKEYA SAKHAWAT HOSSAIN

  • Sultana’s Dream

APPENDICES

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
Jason Rudy, University of Maryland
Barry Qualls, Rutgers University
Claire Waters, University of California Davis

Features of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature

  • • Superb, comprehensive introductions
  • • Extraordinarily wide range of authors
  • • Close attention paid to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation
  • • Substantial coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature
  • • More extensive—and more helpful—annotations than in competing anthologies
  • • Companion website includes a wide range of additional selections (as well as an audio library, review questions, chronological charts, and more)
  • • Extensive illustrations throughout, including color illustrations
  • • Fuller range of contextual materials than any competing anthology
    • o “Contexts” sections in this volume address topics such as “Women in Society,” “Nature and the Environment,” “The New Art of Photography,” “Sexuality and Sexual Transgression,” “Britain, Empire, and a Wider World,” and “The New Woman”
  • • Complete long works (plays, novellas, etc.) included in each volume
    • o Longer works in this volume include Tennyson’s In Memoriam: A.H.H., Le Fanu’s Carmilla, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliphant’s The Library Window (website), and Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • • Customized coursepack options available
  • • Package options including a free Broadview edition with any anthology volume
  • • Online instructor’s guide

Features New to Volume 5: The Victorian Era, Third Edition

  • • Expanded selection of Black writers and other writers of color in the bound book, including Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Mary Ann Shadd, T.N. Mukharji, Toru Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, Tekahionwake/E. Pauline Johnson, Sarojini Naidu, and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
  • • Other authors new to the bound book include Arthur Morrison, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charlotte Brontë, and Harriet Martineau
  • • New contexts sections on “Sexuality and Sexual Transgression,” “Nature and the Environment,” and “The New Woman”
  • • New complete novellas including The Library Window (website), Carmilla, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • • New selections by Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Dickens, Olive Schreiner and Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • • Selected literature from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in the long nineteenth century

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature companion sites include content for both instructors and students.

The Online Resources Site for both students and instructors features close to 200 interactive review questions; over 500 online readings across all volumes of the anthology, with 63 additional readings specific to this volume; details on British currency; chronological charts; bibliographies; an audio library with 37 samples ranging from Old English to the early 20th Century; and more. An access code to the website is included with all new copies. If you purchased a used copy or are missing your passcode for this site, please click here to purchase a code online.

A separate instructor site features background material, over 200 discussion questions, and “Approaches to Teaching” for key works and authors in the anthology; it also offers a list of anthology contents by theme and region. An access code to the website is included with all examination copies.