The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition

  • Publication Date: June 30, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
  • 1300 pages; 7¼" x 9¼"

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

New selections (including selections new to the bound book) are marked with an asterisk;

INTRODUCTION TO THE VICTORIAN ERA

HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND PRINT CULTURE

*MARY PRINCE (1788-1833)

  • 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 (1795-1881)

THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY (1800-1859) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The History of England
    • from Chapter 3: State of England in 1685
  • from Milton

CONTEXTS: URBAN WORK AND POVERTY

JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN (1801-1890) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Idea of a University

SUSANNA MOODIE (1803-1885) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Roughing It in the Bush
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 15: The Wilderness, and our Indian Friends
    • from Chapter 22: The Fire
  • IN CONTEXT: Sample of Susanna Moodie’s 1839 Correspondence
    • A “Crossed” Letter
  • from Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
    • Chapter 1: Belleville
    • Chapter 7: Camp Meetings
    • Chapter 8: Wearing Mourning for the Dead

*MARY SEACOLE (1805-1881)

  • from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
    • Chapter 1: My Birth and Parentage
    • 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 (1802-1876)

*BENJAMIN DISRAELI (1804-1881) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from Sybil
    • from Book 3, Chapter 1

JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873)

CONTEXTS: WOMEN IN SOCIETY

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING (1806-1861)

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892)

  • Mariana
  • The Palace of Art
  • The Lady of Shalott
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • 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
  • *IN CONTEXT: The Charge of the Light Brigade as Reported in The Times
    • from “The Attack on Blaklava,” The Times (13 November 1854)
    • from Letter from George Bingham, Lord Lucan
    • from Editorial, The Times (13 November 1854)
    • from “The Calvary 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 (1809-1882)

*CONTEXTS: NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

ELIZABETH GASKELL (1810-1865)

ROBERT BROWNING (1812-1889)

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870)

*JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU (1814-1873)

  • Carmilla
  • IN CONTEXT: Carmilla Illustrated

*GEORGE W. M. REYNOLDS (1814-1879) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • from The Mysteries of London

EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888) (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)

ANTHONY TROLLOPE (1815-1882) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • A Ride Across Palestine
  • The Turkish Bath
  • The Spotted Dog
  • from An Autobiography
    • Chapter 12: On English Novels and the Art of Writing Them

*CHARLOTTE BRONTË (1816-1855)

  • from Jane Eyre
    • from Chapter 9

GRACE AGUILAR (1816-1847)

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

EMILY BRONTË (1818-1848)

  • 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’m happiest when most away]
  • [If grief for grief can touch thee]
  • *[I’ll come when thou art saddest]

CONTEXTS: THE NEW ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Roger Fenton, “Proposal for the Formation of a Photographic Society”
  • from Charles Dickens, “Photography,” Household Words, Vol. 7 (1853)
  • Photography and Immortality
    • from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford
    • from Sir Frederick Pollock, “Presidential Address,” Photographic Society
  • Selected Photographs

ARTHUR HENRY CLOUGH (1819-1861) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Epi-strauss-ium
  • To spend uncounted years of pain
  • from Amours de Voyage
    • Canto 1
  • 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 (1819-1880)

  • *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 IN THE VICTORIAN ERA

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

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

JOHN RUSKIN (1819-1900)

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Cassandra

DION BOUCICAULT (1820-1890) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

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

MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888)

  • 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 (1823-1893)

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

WILKIE COLLINS (1824-1889) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Diary of Anne Rodway

ADELAIDE PROCTER (1825-1864) (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 (1828-1897) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

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

GEORGE MEREDITH (1828-1909)

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-1882)

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (1830-1894)

  • 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 (1832-1898)

  • Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
  • Jabberwocky
  • IN CONTEXT: “Jabberwocky”
    • from 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 (1834-1882) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The City of Dreadful Night

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

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

WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)

W.S. GILBERT (1836-1911) (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 (1835-1915)

  • The Mystery at Fernwood

AUGUSTA WEBSTER (1837-1894)

  • A Castaway
  • *By the Looking Glass
  • *The Happiest Girl in the World
  • from
    Mother and Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet Sequence (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

    • 1 (“Young Laughters, and My Music! Aye Till Now”)
    • 8 (“A little child she, half defiant came”)
    • 9 (“Oh weary hearts! Poor mothers that look back!”)
    • 15 (“That same day Death who has us all for jest”)
    • 19 (“Life on the wane: yes sudden that news breaks”)
    • 20 (“There’s one I miss. A little questioning maid”)
    • 27 (“Since first my little one lay on my breast”)

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE (1837-1909)

WALTER PATER (1839-1894)

THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928)

MATHILDE BLIND (1841-1896)

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

*HENRY JAMES (1843-1916) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • The Pupil
  • The Figure in the Carpet

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889)

  • 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” — KATHARINE BRADLEY AND EDITH COOPER (1846-1914 / 1862-1913)

  • 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 (1847-1919)

  • from A Visit to Europe

WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK (1849-1923) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

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

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894)

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)

  • 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 (1856-1950) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Widowers’ Houses

OLIVE SCHREINER (1855-1920)

*TORU DUTT (1856-1877)

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

VERNON LEE (1856-1935)

CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN (1858-1889) (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 (1859-1930)

  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band

*RABINDRANATH TAGORE (1861-1941)

  • The Postmaster
  • A Shattered Dream
  • The Runaway
  • The Sunset of the Century

*TEKAHIONWAKE/PAULINE JOHNSON (1861-1913)

AMY LEVY (1861-1889)

  • 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 (1862-1938) (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • Vitaï Lampada
  • He Fell Among Thieves

*ARTHUR MORRISON (1863-1945)

  • from Tales of Mean Streets
    • A Street
    • Without Visible Means

RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936)

CONTEXTS: BRITAIN, EMPIRE, AND A WIDER WORLD

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939)

  • 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
  • Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration
  • To One in Bedlam
  • Cynara (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • Spleen
  • Lionel Johnson
  • Plato in London
  • The Dark Angel
  • The Darkness

*CONTEXTS: THE NEW WOMAN

CHARLOTTE MEW (1869-1928)

  • The Farmer’s Bride
  • Madeleine in Church
  • Passed

*SAROJINI NAIDU (1879-1949)

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

*ROKEYA SAKHAWAT HOSSAIN (BEGUM ROKEYA) (1880-1932)

  • 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