MAC Lecture Series: Victorian Literature

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 AM

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Lecture Series at the Ocean City Free Public Library

 

Victorian Literature

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   6:30pm

Join us for a talk on why literature changed so dramatically—and changed the English speaking world’s outlook on life—during the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901.  Learn how the British Reform Acts of 1832 and 1867 created an atmosphere for authors to write more freely about societal needs; why the Victorians are credited with “inventing childhood”, and how the revolution in science and industry and so many other changes during this era changed the way people then and even now look at things.  Learn who is considered the first muckraker; who wrote one of the first sustained feminist novels; and what American author wrote, after the Bible, the bestselling English book of the 18th Century (and who many think sped up the start of our Civil War), all of which are only a few of the surprises about the books of this era.

 

Room N116, Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226

609-399-2434  www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

 

 

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