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Return to book index Unit 5 : The Victorians (18321901)

The Victorian era was a time of tremendous progress and change. Unit Five explores the ways in which Victorian writers reacted to these changes—from the growing prosperity of the British middle and upper classes to the swelling slums of the poor. Use the links and activities below to learn more about the Victorian era and its literature.

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