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Labyrinths of deceit : culture, modernity and identity in the nineteenth century

Author: Richard J Walker
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Walker
ISBN: 0853238499 9780853238492
OCLC Number: 977640510
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction: Tracing the fragments of modernityPart I: (De)Generating doubles: duality and the split personality in the prose writing of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar WildeIntroduction1 Speaking and answering in the character of another: James Hogg's private memoirs2 He, I say - I cannot say, I: Robert Louis Stevenson's strange case3 The psychopathology of everyday narcissism: Oscar Wilde's picturePart II: The stripping of the halo: religion and identity in the poetry of Alfred Tennyson, James 'B. V.' Thomson and Gerard Manley HopkinsIntroduction4 A life of death: Alfred Tennyson's 'St Simeon Stylites'5 But what am I? Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam6 All is vanity and nothingness: James 'B. V.' Thomson's haunted city7 Dead letters: Gerard Manley Hopkins's 'Terrible Sonnets'Part III: Infected ecstasy: addiction and modernity in the work of Thomas De Quincey, Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti and Bram StokerIntroduction8 A change in physical economy: Thomas De Quincey's confession9 Coming like ghosts to trouble joy: Alfred Tennyson's 'The Lotos Eaters'10 'Like honey to the throat but poison to the blood: Christina Rossetti's addictive market11 The blood is the life: Bram Stoker's infected capitalConclusion: Ghost-scriptNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Richard J. Walker.

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