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Providence and love : studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

Author: John B Beer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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These studies are connected by common underlying themes: the sense of Providence, the growing awareness of its loss in the nineteenth century, and the pressure on the ideal of Romantic love as that came increasingly to be treated as a substitute. Other questions are raised. Were Wordsworth's 'Lucy' poems simply Romantic fictions, or did they mask the memory of an actual youthful attachment? What was the story behind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Beer, John B.
Providence and love.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607104657
Named Person: John Ruskin; William Wordsworth; William Ellery Channing; F W H Myers; John Ruskin; William Wordsworth; William Ellery Channing; Frederic William Henry Myers; William Ellery Channing; F W H Myers; John Ruskin; William Wordsworth; William Ellery Channing; Frederic William Henry Myers; George Eliot; John Ruskin; William Wordsworth, Schriftsteller.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Beer
ISBN: 0198184360 9780198184362
OCLC Number: 39335489
Description: xv, 335 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Providence Displaced --
2. Wordsworth's 'Lucy': Fiction or Fact? --
3. William Ellery Channing Visits the Lake Poets --
4. Myers's Secret Message --
5. George Eliot and the Cambridge Ethos --
6. Ruskin's Differences --
App. Identifying Lucy?
Responsibility: John Beer.
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