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Exploring Victorian Literature: An Annotated Bibliography

 

Avery, Todd P. "Ethics Replaces Morality: The Victorian Legacy to Bloomsbury." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 41, no. 3, June 1998, pp. 294-316.

The article explores the shift is aspects of morality and ethics. It explores the movement of morality in literature as greatly depicted and expressed during the Victorian era towards the Bloomsbury period which was characterized by Bloomsbury values. The Victorian legacy was characterized by the great aspect of society that changed the people’s way of life by the rise in aspects of social ethics and increased tolerance to crime. The Bloomsbury period is one that replaced the Victorian Morality, and it was associated with the ethnic aesthetic. The article shows how good factors of the Victorian era had great influences on literal works of the future. It shows the evolutionary process between the Victorian era to the Bloomsbury era based on changes in values and influences, especially by writers. The Bloomsbury period was associated with the development of writers with a set of common values associated with aspects of ethics that explore modern day factors of life. The development of the Bloomsbury period draws a lot of influences from the Victorian era regarding the need to uphold morals and ethics within the society.

Carline, Anna. "Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England." Legal Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 369-373.

This is an article that tries to review the sex, crime, and literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward. Ian Ward explores the lives of people in Great Britain during the Victorian period. It was a time when the aspect of crime and morality was greatly upheld by the society. The article explores how the Victorian values of ethics and morality help shape the way literature was developed. It also explores how the development of these literature help shape the Victorian mind as well as the way of life. The development of the Victorian way of life had great influences in Great Britain as well as the rest of the world where the nation had control over. It led to the development of literature that was characterized by values of morality and ethics in the form of repression of sex as well as reduced tolerance to crime. It led to the establishment of great writers such as Charles Dickens who pushed forward the spread of the Victorian way of life.

Clark, Emily. "Useful Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 45, no. 3, June 2002, p. 375.

Emily Clark explores the aspect of the position o0f women during the Victorian period and how they developed literature during the time.  Emily reviews the way the nineteen century brought about great developments in literature especially associated with the development of publications associated with the process of dissemination of information to people. They include encyclopedias, instruction manuals, and many others.

The review is based on the book with the same topic which was written by Alan Rauch. Alan explores the aspect of moral responsibilities that grew during the nineteenth century thanks to influences to the Victorian way of life. It was a period characterized by the development of theories that changed history. These changes influenced the society by creating anxieties associated with morals as well as the use of knowledge. The literature of this period was changed by an increase in publication s of useful knowledge influenced by the changes in perceptions associated with various discoveries such as the ones made by Charles Darwin as well as increased emphasis on moral responsibility.

Hartman, Mary S. "Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith." Journal of Social History, vol. 45, no. 2, Winter2011, pp. 543-545.

The article explores the Victorian way of life. It focuses on accounts of murder in the society and shows how intolerant the society was. The Victorian era was characterized by great levels of morality and social ethics which were characterized by great aspects of low tolerance to crime and sexual repression. The article explores the story of a girl who is accused of murdering her lover. The main evidence of the crime is the large number of letters which the two used to exchange and a signature of the purchase of arsenic. The situation is explained through a court proceeding where the case is listened to. This is a story that shows the high levels of influence the Victorian period had on the literature of the time. It is a story based on the accounts of a murder case as was presided over during those times. Tolerance to crime, murder, and morality form the main themes in the story and shows how they were important in the Victorian era.

YILDIRIM, Aşkın Haluk. "The Woman Question and the Victorian Literature on Gender." ["Kadın Sorunsalı ve Viktoryen Dönem Toplumsal Cinsiyet Edebiyatı"]. Ekev Academic Review, vol. 16, no. 52, June 2012, pp. 45-54.

In the Victorian era, the question of gender and its expression was very much seen in the society. The Victorian literature was highly characteristics of gender and how women were perceived in the society. It was also a platform from where women could voice out their concerns, their perception of society as well as their roles in the society. The Victorian era is responsible for the rise of great women writer \s whose contribution to the works of fiction was influential to the world of literature. The era was characterized by strict moral conducts established the societies classes as well as high moral standards associated with social ethics. The aspect of Victorian gender was a great platform used by many women for expression. It developed a great way for women to express their way of life regarding moral standards established at the time. The Victorian era was very influential of its literature. It brought forward new writers who were influenced by way of life.

 


 

 

Work Cited

Avery, Todd P. "Ethics Replaces Morality: The Victorian Legacy to Bloomsbury." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 41, no. 3, June 1998, pp. 294-316.

Carline, Anna. "Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England." Legal Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 369-373.

Clark, Emily. "Useful Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 45, no. 3, June 2002, p. 375.

Hartman, Mary S. "Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith." Journal of Social History, vol. 45, no. 2, Winter2011, pp. 543-545.

YILDIRIM, Aşkın Haluk. "The Woman Question and the Victorian Literature on Gender." ["Kadın Sorunsalı ve Viktoryen Dönem Toplumsal Cinsiyet Edebiyatı"]. Ekev Academic Review, vol. 16, no. 52, June 2012, pp. 45-54.

 

 

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