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A history of Victorian literature

Author: James Eli Adams; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Blackwell histories of literature.
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Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, with fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors. Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian literary movement and places it within its  Read more...
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Adams, James Eli.
History of Victorian literature.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
(DLC) 2008031713
(OCoLC)236082539
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Eli Adams; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444305944 1444305948 9781444305951 1444305956 9780631220824 0631220828
OCLC Number: 352846259
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 463 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Locating Victorian Literature --
Byron is dead --
Cultural contexts --
The literary field an age of prose --
The situation of poetry --
Victorian theater --
The novel after Scott --
Part One: "The Times are Unexampled": Literature in the Age of Machinery, 1830-1850 --
Constructing the man of letters --
The burdens of poetry --
Theater in the 1830s --
Fiction in the early 1830s --
Dickens and the genres of fiction --
Poetry after the annuals --
Literature of travel --
History and heroism --
Social crisis and the novel --
The domestic ideal --
From silver-fork to farce --
Poetry in the early 1840s --
The literature of labor --
Medievalism --
"The two nations" --
"What's money after all?" --
Romance and Religion --
The novel of development --
Art, politics, and faith --
In memoriam --
Part Two: Crystal Palace and Bleak House: Expansion and Anomie, 1851-1873 --
The novel and society --
Crimea and the forms of heroism --
Empire --
Spasmodics and other poets --
The power of art --
Realisms --
Two Gueniveres --
Sensation --
Dreams of self-fashioning --
Narrating nature: Darwin --
Novels and their audiences --
Literature for children --
Poetry in the early 1860s --
Criticism and belief --
The pleasures of the difficult --
The Hellenic tradition --
Domesticity, politics, Empire and the novel --
After Dickens --
The persistence of epic --
Poisonous honey and fleshly poetry --
Part Three: The Rise of Mass Culture and the Specter of Decline, 1873-1901 --
Science, materialism, and value --
Twilight of the poetic titans --
The decline of the marriage plot --
The Aesthetic Movement --
Aesthetic poetry --
Life-writing --
Morality and the novel --
Romance --
Regionalism --
The arrival of Kipling --
Fiction and the forms of belief --
Sex, science and danger --
Fictions of the artist --
Decadence --
Drama in the 1880s --
The new woman in fiction --
Decadent form --
The poetry of London --
Yeats --
The ccandal of Wilde --
Poetry after Wilde --
Fictions of decline --
Conrad.
Series Title: Blackwell histories of literature.
Responsibility: James Eli Adams.
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