The Victorian Novel Revisioning: J. Fowles vs The Victorians
The paper is dedicated to the notion of the Victorian epoch and linguistic means of its representation in J. Fowles’ novel “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” in comparison to that of the Victorian authors (Ch. Dickens, T. Hardy, G. Eliot, W. Thackeray etc.).
The Victorian epoch is considered to be a precedent phenomenon for the English native speakers, sharing the nation’s system of values. However the notion and the perception of the Victorian epoch in the novels of the representatives of the Victorian society and contemporary writers differ considerably. J. Fowles’ novel is a striking example of how a vision of the Victorian England is introduced into the picture of the world of the XX century writer.