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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.

  • Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author s unique insight into why it is still important today
  • Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and close readings of important texts
  • Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, from general readers and scholars alike
  • Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and perspectives – demonstrating how vital and resonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis

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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of the enduring impact of Victorian realism today. With a nod to the popularity of phrenology within that era, noted literary scholar Philip Davis points to a corner of the human mind where all Victorian literature resides.

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"Philip Davis′s Blackwell manifesto offers a spirited, polemical defence of Victorian literature in general, and Victorian realism in particular, against its modernist and postmodernist detractors." (Oxford Journals, 1 June 2011)

"In Why Victorian Literature Still Matters, Davis writes as a reader.  Readers, as he defines them, are different from scholars and critics. Who distance themselves from the worlds before them by turning to history or theory instead.  Readers, by contrast, do not distance themselves at all, but rather seek ever more closeness." (Victorian Studies, Winter 2010)"Philip Davis′s [book] ... Was fascinating about Victorian writing, and one of the best books written about how novels can work." (The Guardian, November 2008)

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