- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 320 pages
- Dimensions: 144 x 210 x 20mm
- Weight: 399.16g
- Publication date: 01 Jan 2011
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the era, this companion explores influential dramatic works by Ibsen, Shaw and Wilde; the poetry of mourning; novelistic genres, including social problem novels and sensation fiction; and the literature of the fin de siecle's aesthetes and decadents. Cultural and historical debates -- focussing on empire, national identity, science and evolution, print culture and gender -- supply essential context alongside discussion of relevant critical theory.