What I hope to learn about Victorian Literature

I hope to dive into what exactly sets Victorian Literature apart from all other kinds of literature from different eras. Of course this course centers around what connects all of the literature, however while you learn about this you may also pick up on the things that are drastically different about each of the different styles of writing. I hope to learn about what inspired these writers from this era to write. I want to understand why it was decided that Victorian Literature would be classified by the reign of Queen Victoria. Why was her reign specifically important enough to warrant it to have its very own era and how these different pieces of writing all fall into that category? I hope to learn about what style of writing was the most popular and the most important during this time. Lastly, I want to know what inspired the dramatic switch from the Romantic period to the very new literature that we see in the Victorian Era.

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