Professor Wheeler's widely-acclaimed survey of the nineteenth-century fiction covers both the major writers and their works and encompasses the genres and "minor" fiction of the period. This excellent introduction and reference source has been revised for this second edition to include new material on lesser-known writers and a comprehensively updated bibliography.
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Pre-Victorian and Early Victorian Fiction 3. Mid-Century Fiction 4. High Victorian Fiction 5. Late Victorian Fiction