Interesting Facts about Victorian Writers you never knew (UGC NET English)



Victorian novels and normals of character oh hi people welcome to my channel I'm Anitha Carver and in this video I'm going to talk about five important Victorian novelists and I'll take you through their main works and also share some lesser-known facts about them it would be highly unfair on my part if I start the discussion on Victorian writers without first talking about mr. Charles Dickens so Charles Dickens is famously known for so many works David Copperfield is one such work this work David Copperfield is based on his personal experience and therefore it's semi autobiographical also he himself has written for David Copperfield that no one can tell the agony of my soul but what is important to know here is that not only David Copperfield but he is remembered for so many other important works like Tale of Two Cities which talks about the industrialization which was there in Victorian era and the story revolves around the two cities London and Paris we also have Oliver Twist which is my personal favorite and this particular novel is beautiful in its portrayal of warehouses in its portrayal of boarding school and the title of Oliver Twist also has a subtitle which is called parish boys progress now you can very well connect this to pilgrims progress by John Bunyan so you can see how Charles Dickens parish by progress alludes to pilgrim progress but what we don't know sometimes is that Charles Dickens also wrote under a pen name and the pen name was balls Biasi bows the next important Victorian writer that we are going to talk about is mr. Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy has written those beautiful lion witches my personal favorite and the line is happiness is but an occasional episode in the general drama of pain such a beautiful line that we all are in this drama of pain and in this drama there are few moments when we feel happy and that is how happiness is but an occasional episode in the general drama of pain this line has been taken from Thomas Hardy's most famous work mayor of the Casterbridge what is important to know about mr. Hardy is that he had this fascination towards shakespeare because when we look at Tess of the d'Urbervilles find that in test there's this line which comes again and again and the line is as flies out to wanton boys are we too gods they kill us for their sport and this line has been taken from William Shakespeare's play similarly Thomas Hardy has written his first work witches under the Greenwood tree and under the Greenwood tree the title itself has been taken from Shakespeare's as you like it so do remember the connection of Thomas Hardy with mr. William Shakespeare and also don't forget that Hardy is well known for Wessex novel because all his novels are set in the fictional town of Essex hey why am I just talking about the male writers where the female writers of Victorian era don't worry the next writer that I would speak about is the female writer because I believe in equality and I would give the female writers their share of respect so we have George Eliot who wrote under the pen name of George Eliot her real name was Mary Ann Yvonne and he has famously written this beautiful statement once that I don't deny that women are foolish Almighty God has made them to match men I really wonder if you understood the sarcasm in this statement she's saying that men are foolish and that is why God has made women also foolish so that we can match the standard of the masculine world so that is how George Eliot portrayed the masculine community what she is remembered for is her most famous autobiographical work that is mill on the floss mill on the floss is a beautiful story which talks about to lure and Maggie tuneable who are siblings Queen Victoria's she was so impressed by George Eliot's work that one day she was reading atom bead and she was so greatly influenced that she said that I would like to have paintings from two scenes of atom bead so do remember that George Eliot has also written another classic novel which is atom bead she has also written Middlemarch if you don't know the subtitle of the Middlemarch is really important and I would like you to search for the subtitle and put that in the comment section below so that I can see how well-prepared you are we just don't have George Eliot we also have another important female Victorian writer whose name is Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Gaskell is regarded as one of the most important Victorian writers because she talked about the industrial life she also talked about the condition of the working class of Victorian people so if you look at the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell you'll find that all the novel talks about the Victorian culture talks about the industrialization and one such novel is Mary Burton Mary Burton is her first novel and this is the reason why you should remember it for the net exam because they mostly ask the first and last novels of prominent writers apart from Mary Burton she has also written north and south north and south is a novel which talks about the two parts of England north and south and the main protagonist is Margaret him this particular novel north and south is regarded as Victorian much ado about nothing I think you remember that Shakespeare has written a play much ado about nothing and this novel of missus Gaskell is known as Victorian much ado about nothing she has not only written novels talking about the current condition of England but she also has written a historic novel which is called Sylvia's lover Silvia's now lover is a moralistic love story which talks about the domestic life of people but what I love missus Gaskell for is that she has written a biography of my favorite writer who is Charlotte Bronte so on the request of Charlotte brontë's father mrs. Gaskell has written a biography which is called life of Charlotte Bronte so do remember this quick fact before we move to the next writer so we have come to the last section of this video in which I'm going to talk about the last Victorian writer who is William Makepeace Thackeray William Mac Mr curry has written this wonderful work which is called Vanity Fair and the subtitle is novel without a hero so from the subtitle itself it is visible that the story revolves around a female protagonist and the name of the female protagonist is Becky sharp what is important about mr. William Makepeace Thackeray is that just like mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell even he wrote a historic novel and the name of the novel was history of Henry ismond the novel revolves around the life and times of Queen Anne and it talks about those historic events which happen during the reign of Queen Anne apart from that a funny thing about mr. Takara is that he has written a funny book called book of snobs we all come across so many snobs in our day to day life and he has portrayed these snobs beautifully saying that snobs are people who mainly admired mean things so that was William Makepeace Thackeray and with that note I end my discussion on Victorian novelists so that was for this video lecture I hope you like this video if you like that then do give it a big fan thumbs up and you can put in the comment section what all questions and queries you have apart from that you can follow me on the social media platforms I am running this frigo net quills exclusively for English literature aspirants you can also go to my website Arpita Karva calm in you'll find a list of important writers that you must study for UGC net English literature I'm also running a online mock the series for my registered students so you were can even check that out on the website don't forget to subscribe to this channel before you leave because it's free so we'll meet very soon in the next video lecture till the time we meet next happy learning keep loving literature and stay tuned to Alberta Carver com

37 thoughts on “Interesting Facts about Victorian Writers you never knew (UGC NET English)

  1. I have no explain to praise your lecture on victorian period.
    Thank you madam

  2. William Makepeace Thackeray.
    As far as I know, this is the real spelling. Right ?
    By the way I love your videos. Thanks.

  3. Replace Happiness with Pain and Pain with Happiness…..then see. U will be always be HAPPY

  4. as previously asked as an optional course in MA English final year…
    i must tell you that i am an aspirant for NET.
    Please guide accordingly

  5. mam which course i should select from these three
    1.Post colonial literature
    2.American literature
    3.Canadian literature
    as a obtional one in MA.ENG Final year from Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University.
    Please suggest.I have no idea.

  6. I gave the net exam today… I watched this video lyk 3 days ago… They asked who loved adam bede so much that she ordered to make two painting out of it?
    I answered correctly… Thanks to you

  7. Can you please make a video on ……Tess of D'ubervilles and A tale of the tub?

  8. Arpita madam I saw last July net que paper.. please you make a video that type.

  9. The subtitle of Middle march is "The study of provincial life"

  10. Answer for ur question is…A study of provincial life….keep workng,keep smlng…thankx

  11. Hello arpita i simply admire u for ur hardwork and u inspire me to be crazy over english literature..u r my guru…

  12. thank you dear for ur so creditable work, and i should really be very greatful to u as well. i just want to make a request that, though ur step towards teaching online is fantastic, and the way u've listed whole syllabus is very nice. but if u could make few more videos according to that syllabus chronologically then it would really add on to ur appraisal a lot. and the subtitle of George Eliot's Middle Mart is 'A study of provincial life'.

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