Great Novelists of the Victorian Era
29 September at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
It was during the Victorian age that the novel really came into its own. Serial instalments made novels affordable to most people, there was a great increase in literacy rates, and novelists such as Dickens tapped into the big social concerns of the era. This illustrated talk looks at some of those great novelists – Dickens who gained superstar status from his books and enthralled his public with dramatic readings, Elizabeth Gaskell who wrote novels about industrial Manchester and the hideous conditions of workers, Wilkie Collins who wrote the first detective novel, George Eliot whose Middlemarch is regarded as one of the world’s greatest novels, and the three Bronte sisters, whose depictions of strong and independent women shocked Victorian readers.
Join in this fascinating exploration of the wonderful world of the Victorian novel.
Susannah Fullerton, OAM, FRSN
For the past 25 years Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. She is also a founding member of the NSW Dickens Society and of the Australian Bronte Association. Susannah is one of Australia’s best known speakers on famous authors and their works.
She leads sold-out literary tours for Australians Studying Abroad, and she publishes a popular blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’.
Susannah is the author of several books and has also recorded spoken-word CDs.
This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury Building Museum.
The link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Please note, this lecture will not be recorded.