Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature's enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.

  • Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author's unique insight into why it is still important today;
  • Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and close reading of important texts;
  • Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, from general readers and scholars alike;
  • Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital and resonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis