The Victorians 1831-1901. An Era of Rapid Change. Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Prince Albert in a Can. Under Victoria’s Rule. The role of the monarchy changes from giving orders to parliament to advising it.
An Era of Rapid Change
Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years.
Queen Victoria and
The role of the monarchy changes from giving orders to parliament to advising it.
Proper behavior is insisted upon.
British Imperialism spreads around the world.
Industrial Revolution continues and creates middle class.
Wealth and prosperity grow, but so does suffering.
Middle class enjoyed vast new wealth and became educated.
Literature shifted from romanticism to realism
Romantics influenced early Victorian writers.
Early Victorian poets focused on “poetic” subjects.
Readers turned to novels that combined elements from both eras.
Fiction was considered light entertainment.
Realism captured everyday life.
Realist writers exposed social problems and pretensions.
Psychological realism focused on internal realities of the mind.
Novels were long and often published serially.