Editors Preface

In England, the period from about 1830 until World War I is normally distinguished by historians as 'Victorian' in honour of the longest-reigning monarch in British history, who dominated the era as a kind of cultural icon. These years witnessed an extraordinary flowering of literary culture, comparable in many respects to what occurred under England's other long-lived and remarkably influential female monarch, Queen Elizabeth I. Despite the virtual absence of significant drama produced for the...

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EDITED BY RICHARD CRONIN, ALISON CHAPMAN AND ANTONY H. HARRISON Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture This series offers comprehensive, newly written surveys of key periods and movements and certain major authors, in English literary culture and history. Extensive volumes provide new perspectives and positions on contexts and on canonical and post-canonical texts, orientating the beginning student in new fields of study and providing the experienced undergraduate and new graduate with...

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Notes on Contributors

Florence Boos, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has published book-length studies of the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, and edited Morris's Socialist Diary and Earthly Paradise, as well as a more recent special issue of Victorian Poetry devoted to nineteenth-century working-class poetry. She is currently at work on a book on working-class women poets of Victorian Scotland. Matthew Campbell is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of...