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Changing status of novels and the novelist, The

The eighteenth century

Before the Victorian period, the literary seriousness of the novel and the social status of the novelist were by no means secure:

The rising status of the novel

In the early decades of the nineteenth century, the novel began to rise in status.

The status of the novelist

Over the same period, the status of the novelist also began to rise:

Developments in Victorian novels

Many Victorian novelists drew fruitfully on the traditions of fiction to create their novels:

However, Victorian novels were also characterised by:

A major poem or fiction depicting events of significance in the history of a civilisation.
In English Literature, it denotes a period between 1785-1830, when the previous classical or enlightenment traditions and values were overthrown, and a freer, more individual mode of writing emerged.
The words of a song
In written text, the ordinary plain form of language, not organised into verse form. It is often contrasted with the term 'poetry'.
(1608-1674) English poet, most famous for his epic poem, Paradise Lost.
(1775-1850) He was born in the Lake District and was one of the leading Romantic poets.
1. Devout, involved in religious practice 2. Member of a religious order, a monk or nun.
Worthy of being painted; scenic.