Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914

Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914

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This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914 with chapters focused on a variety of Victorian authors, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, and Octavia Hill. Through lively analysis of rare cultural materials, Easley demonstrates the crucial role of the celebrity author in the formation of British national identity. As Victorians toured the homes and haunts of famous writers, they developed a sense of shared national heritage. At the… (more)

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Publisher: University of Delaware (April 29, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 280 pages

File size: 4.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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