Victorian Literature Quiz

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Which literary genre became the leading genre in English during the Victorian era?

Novel

What was the approximate increase in the number of new novels published each year from the start to the end of the Victorian era?

500

Which author from the Victorian era is known for works addressing social issues like child labor?

Elizabeth Gaskell

Who among these authors called attention to the dehumanizing effects of the Industrial Revolution and the 'Mechanical Age'?

Thomas Carlyle

Which period was a time of abstract expression and inward focus, preceding the Victorian era?

Romantic period

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Literary Genres and the Victorian Era

  • The novel became the leading literary genre in English during the Victorian era.

Publishing Trends in the Victorian Era

  • The number of new novels published each year increased approximately from the start to the end of the Victorian era.

Authors and Social Issues

  • Charles Dickens is known for addressing social issues like child labor in his works.

Industrial Revolution and the 'Mechanical Age'

  • Charles Dickens called attention to the dehumanizing effects of the Industrial Revolution and the 'Mechanical Age'.

Literary Periods

  • The Romantic period was a time of abstract expression and inward focus, preceding the Victorian era.

Test your knowledge of English literature during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901) and the major transformations in English life that took place during the 19th century. Explore the influential novels and literary developments of the Victorian era.

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