Victorian Age

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1.0. Abstract………………………………………………………………………………page 3 2.0. Introduction
-Historical Development and characteristics of the period………..............................................................................page 4-8 3.0. The Victorian Novel…………………………………………………………… page 8-17 4.0. Victorian Poetry…………………………………………………………………page 17-29 5.0. Other literatures of the period.…………………………………………..page 29-40-Children’s literature-Drama-Science, philosophy and discovery-Nature writing-Supernatural and fantastic literature 6.0. Influence Of the Victorian age and Victorian literature……………page 40-43 7.0. A list of major writers of the Victorian period…………………………page 44-45 8.0. Citation…………………………………………………………………………………..page 45

1.0 ABSTRACT
The name Victorian English literature is borrowed from the royal matriarch of England, Queen Victoria, who sat on the throne between 1837 and 1901. The Victorian age had the highest level of progress in the history of English. This progress swept through literature, technological advancement, science, discoveries, political and intellectual transformation, productivity, commerce and practically in all spheres of life. This study examines the Victorian period extensively, it portrays the features of the period, the success and the generated doubt of the period, the influence on writers of the period and generally the works of the period. It looks into the Victorian novel which is the most prominent genre of the period, poetry, drama, children literature, nature and other literatures that characterized the period. It gives both the students and the lecturer quality background knowledge of the period and the importance of the period in the whole English history. The exclusive use of the internet and consultations from different books were used to collect data and information about the period like the information containing the features of the age, list of writers and works and all other information inclusive. The result of this project shows that the reign of Victoria and the entire Victorian age is the most progressive and prolific in the English History. Therefore, students should take note that in writing the History of the English people, the Victorian age should never be left out as such record of history will be incomplete. In conclusion, the progress which the Victorian age brought is witnessed in all spheres of life especially The Industrial Revolution which will be discussed in subsequent paragraphs. The students knowledge of the Victorian age will enable them know the driving force of the age and the impact of this age in literature especially.

2.0 INTRODUCTION: - The Historical Development and Characteristics of The Period The Victorian age spanned between 1832-1901. The name Victorian literature which is given to the period is borrowed from the royal matriarch of England, Queen Victoria, who sat on the throne from 20th June 1837 to 22nd January 1901. It is that literature that was produced during her reign. It formed a link and transition between the writers of the romantic period and the very different literature of the 20th century. The literature of the Victorian age entered in a new period after the romantic revival. The literature of this era expressed the fusion of pure romance to gross realism. In the history of English, the English people never had the kind of progress they had like the progress they had during the Victorian period. The progress spanned through education, science, discovery, technological advancement, political transformation, intellectual impact, commerce and production. In 1832, a reformed bill was passed which gave the political sphere a definite and redefined change. It marked what is called Democratization which is the beginning of democracy. The bill gave middle class political power it needed to consolidate and to hold the economic position. The...
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