Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon

  • Daragh Downes
  • Trish Ferguson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daragh Downes, Trish Ferguson
    Pages 1-15
  3. John Sutherland
    Pages 239-247
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-273

About this book


This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention. Taking inspiration from the pioneeringly capacious approach to the hidden hinterland of Victorian fiction adopted by scholars like John Sutherland and Franco Moretti, this energetically revisionist volume takes advantage of recent large-scale digitisation projects that allow unprecedented access to hitherto neglected literary texts and archives. Blending lively critical engagement with individual texts and close attention to often surprising trends in the production and reception of prose fiction across the Victorian era, this book will be of use to anyone interested in re-evaluating the received meta-narratives of Victorian literary history. 


John Sutherland Franco Moretti Meta-narrative Literary history Archive

Editors and affiliations

  • Daragh Downes
    • 1
  • Trish Ferguson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EnglishTrinity CollegeDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of EnglishLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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