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Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Cora Kaplan


This book is a series of astute critical reflections on our enduring fascination with all things Victorian. The author looks at the politics of ‘Victoriana’ from the 1970s to the present, a politics that emerges from the alternation between nostalgia and critique in fiction, film, biography and literary studies. She asks how Jane Eyre can still evoke tears and rage, as well as inspiring imitation and high art, and why Henry James has become fiction's favourite late Victorian character in the new millennium. ‘Victoriana’, the book argues, has developed a modern history of its own in which we ca ... More

Keywords: Victorian, politics, Victoriana, nostalgia, critique, fiction, film, biography, literary studies, modern history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748611478
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cora Kaplan, author