In what way is Treasure Island a typical or atypical novel from the Victorian Age? I know that Treasure Island was published during the Victorian Age, but to me it seems that Treasure Island does not show any characteristics of the Victorian Age. To be complete, the characteristics of the Victorian Age are: great importance of morals and ethics, respectable and decent behavior, and quite prudish and hypocritical individuals and society.

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I agree with your initial "gut feeling" that Treasure Island doesn't feel like an example of the typical, high brow Victorian literature that is raved about in academia. I think that a solid reason for that feeling might be the book's setting. Often, a Victorian novel is set during the 19th century. That makes sense. Victorian authors placing novels in their current time period makes their stories more relatable to audiences in those time periods. Treasure Island is set in the 18th century, and that makes it stand out among the more standard and more often discussed Victorian novels. This setting also affects the plot narrative. Readers get a pirate adventure set in faraway locales that are definitely not city-centered. That emphasis on cities and industrialization is often a big feature of Victorian literature....

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