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Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship - Exploring Love and Society in Victorian Courtship Narratives - cover

Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship - Exploring Love and Society in Victorian Courtship Narratives

Anthony Trollope, W. S. Gilbert, Israel Zangwill, George Egerton, Hubert Crackanthorpe

Publisher: Good Press

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Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship encapsulates the intricate tapestry of romantic courtship within the Victorian era through its diverse collection of narratives. This anthology assembles an array of literary styles, from satirical wit to earnest drama, encapsulating the breadth of Victorian societys preoccupations with love, morality, and social standing. The collection stands as a testament to the period's complex negotiation of emotions and societal expectations, offering readers insight into the varied experiences of courtship through the lens of notable literary figures. Each story, while unique in its portrayal and perspective, contributes to a larger dialogue about Victorian social mores and the nuanced dynamics of romantic relationships. The contributing authors, Anthony Trollope, Israel Zangwill, George Egerton, Hubert Crackanthorpe, and W. S. Gilbert, are celebrated figures in Victorian literature, each bringing their distinct voice to the anthology. Their collective works align with key literary and cultural movements of the time, from the exploration of gender roles to the critique of societal norms. Their backgrounds, ranging from journalism to playwriting, enrich the collection with a multitude of perspectives on courtship, reflecting the era's complexity and diversity. For readers interested in the Victorian era, its literary output, and particularly the theme of courtship, this anthology provides an unparalleled opportunity. The collection is not only a rich academic resource but also a captivating exploration of love and society that encourages readers to explore the myriad ways in which Victorian writers approached one of humanity's most enduring themes. Each story serves as a window into the past, offering insights and sparking curiosity about the ways in which love and courtship were imagined and navigated in one of history's most fascinating periods.
Available since: 08/19/2023.
Print length: 87 pages.

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