The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy

  • Joshua Gooch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joshua Gooch
    Pages 1-27
  3. Joshua Gooch
    Pages 28-57
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 185-233

About this book


This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.


economy finance novel service social work Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Joshua Gooch
    • 1
  1. 1.D’Youville CollegeUSA

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