A Companion to Sensation Fiction
This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy.
Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context
Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms
Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives
Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature
Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship
Pamela K. Gilbert is the Albert Brick Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Florida. She has published widely in the areas of Victorian literature, cultural studies and the history of medicine. Her books include Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women's Popular Novels (1997), Mapping the Victorian Social Body (2004), and Cholera and Nation (2008).