The ORE of Literature now features full text articles, including "Orientalism in the Victorian Era" by Valerie Kennedy. Image: John Frederick Lewis, The Harem, 1876. Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons..
The problem of capital and the question of its appropriate or desired relationship with political life and civil society shapes how readers, authors, and citizens understand and experience everyday contemporary life and its cultural products...
“Victorians experienced a revolution in the novel’s form. In the early 1800s, books were largely unillustrated, perhaps containing a frontispiece (often a stock decorative illustration with little connection to content)...” –By Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge