Victorian Fantasy Literature

Victorian Fantasy Literature:
Literary Battles with Church and Empire

A study of the historical, political and social reasons underlying the exclusion of fantasy literature from the traditional literary canon. Examines the influence of both Victorian religious institutions and British  imperial ideology on early canon formation. Focuses in detail on the lives and historical situations of five Victorian fantasy writers: John Ruskin, George MacDonald, Charles Kingsley, Henry Rider Haggard, and Rudyard Kipling. 300 pp. Hardcover.

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