The Working-Classes in Victorian Fiction

by P. J. Keating
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

Publication Date: July 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781317232254

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First published in 1971. The book examines the presentation of the urban and industrial working classes in Victorian fiction. It considers the different types of working men and women who appear in fiction, the environments they are shown to inhabit, and the use of phonetics to indicate the sound of working class voices. Evidence is drawn from a wide range of major and minor fiction, and new light is cast on Dickens, Mrs Gaskell, Charles Kingsley, George Gissing, Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Morrison. This book would be of interest to students of literature, sociology and history.