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Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

James H. Murphy


In the Victorian age there were hundreds of Irish authors who wrote thousands of novels. Some had Irish themes, others did not. Many were highly popular with what was largely a British reading audience. However, their achievements were disparaged and their work largely forgotten from the era of W. B. Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival, with its culturally nationalist agenda, onwards. This book is the first comprehensive study of these writers, based on a reading of around 370 novels by 150 authors. They include writers whose names continue to be remembered, among them William Carleton, the p ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Britain, London, fiction, Victorian, land, new woman, realism, publishing, genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199596997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James H. Murphy, author
Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago