course
History of English Novel II

Jul 2009

Sharon Marcus has an amazing wealth of knowledge about Victorian fiction. She makes what can be extremely complicated novels, such as Daniel Deronda (Eliot) and Barchester Towers very approachable.The only issue is, sometimes, Prof. Marcus gives such a thorough lecture that it is hard to choose a paper topic which doesn't address examples or examine similar themes as those Marcus discusses in class. Professor Marcus was very willing to meet with her students outside of class, and made even non-English major students, such as myself, feel fully equipped to discuss and write about masterpieces of 19th century fiction.