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Newly Published: The Victorian Bookshelf

New on our bookshelf today:

The Victorian Bookshelf: An Introduction to 61 Essential Novels
Jess Nevins

This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews—and examinations—of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain.