Joseph Bristow and Josephine McDonagh have edited this collection of essays as a tribute to the memory of Sally Ledger (1961–2009), former Hildred Carlile Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. During Ledger’s academic career in Victorian studies, she also held posts at the University of Exeter, the University of the West of England and Birkbeck, University of London. The editors have organized the collection around Ledger’s critical concerns, which included New Woman writing, Dickens and popular radicalism and her late interest in the history of affect. Friends, colleagues and collaborators draw upon Ledger’s intellectual legacy, developed in influential books such as The New Woman: Fiction and Feminism at the Fin de Siècle (1997) and Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination (2007), further to extend her ‘remapping of the field of Victorian literary history’ (p....

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