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Victorian Women Writers – Slideshow

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queen-victoriaThe name of Victorian Age comes from Queen Victoria (1819−1901). The era was preceded by the Georgian period and succeeded by the Edwardian period.

The way of life changed completely: A way based on the ownership of land to a modern urban economy based on trade and manufacturing. This was a time of progress.

The imperialism: this is a country of traders, new dominios appeared. More than a quarter of the world was British. Britain also had a very important fleet, which carry the goods to the metropolitan.

CHANGES

  • Middle clases emerge.
  • Development of science (Darwin’s Theory of Evolution).
  • Industrial sociey (migration from country to town).
  • Political reforms (male vote).
  • Working class wretched (child labour).
  • Religious movements (social reforms).
  • The “novel” consolidates.

QUEEN VICTORIA

She became queen of England and Ireland when she was very young. She married with Prince Albert who was her cousin. They had 9 children. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward and the granddaugther of the King George III.

Her reign  was the longest in the history of England; with 64 years.

She boost the peace, and the stability in all the Imperium.

VICTORIAN NOVEL

The victorian novel was written to entertain middle classes (middles classes adquired  power, they had a lot of weight in society).

They were idealized portraits  of the society. They narrated in a realistic way their dificult lifes. In its, the perseverance, the love and virtue wil be rewarded. They tended to be of an improving nature with a central moral lesson at heart.

The novel evolutioned during the century, changing her caracteristics.

Victorian novels is concerned with social reforms (child labour, compulsory education..).


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