"This literary history offers multiple points of entry and multiple connections...It succeeds particularly well thanks to editors who clearly know when to intervene and when to let their contributors go where they will." --Review 19
"An invaluable addition to [Oxford's] History of the Novel in English series... [An] important new resource." --Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century
About the Author
John Kucich is a Professor of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has written numerous books and essays on nineteenth-century literature and culture. His publications include Excess and Restraint in the Novels of Charles Dickens (Georgia, 1981), Repression in Victorian Fiction: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Charles Dickens (California, 1987), The Power of Lies: Transgression in Victorian Fiction (Cornell, 1994), and Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class (Princeton, 2007). He has also edited, with Dianne F. Sadoff, Victorian Afterlife: Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century (Minnesota, 2000).
Jenny Bourne Taylor is a Professor of English at the University of Sussex. She has written widely on nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her publication include (with Sally Shuttleworth) Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts (Clarendon, 1998), and ed., with Margot Finn and Michael Lobban Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Law, Literature and History (Palgrave, 2010).