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Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse

Harrington, Emily

Emily Harrington offers a new history of women’s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual...


On Exhibit
On Exhibit

Victorians and Their Museums

Black, Barbara J.

Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of...


Emily Davies
Emily Davies

Collected Letters, 1861-1875

Murphy, Ann B., Raftery, Deirdre

Sarah Emily Davies (1830–1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women’s rights in England. At the time of her birth, women’s suffrage was...


A Queer Chivalry
A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Saville, Julia Frances

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral...


The Circus and Victorian Society
The Circus and Victorian Society
Assael, Brenda

It was during the Victorian era that the circus, whose origins lay in the fairground world, emerged as a commercialized entertainment that we would recognize today. This...


Victorian Poetry As Cultural Critique
Victorian Poetry As Cultural Critique

The Politics of Performative Language

Slinn, E. Warwick

In recent cultural studies, poetry has become something of a neglected genre. Warwick Slinn seeks to reverse that trend and argues that a fundamental continuity between the...


The Serious Pleasures of Suspense
The Serious Pleasures of Suspense

Victorian Realism and Narrative Doubt

Levine, Caroline

Scholars have long recognized that narrative suspense dominates the formal dynamics of nineteenth-century British fiction, both high and low. But few have asked why suspense...


Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Coombs, David Sweeney

The nineteenth-century sciences cleaved sensory experience into two separate realms: the bodily physics of sensation and the mental activity of perception. This division into...


Promises Broken
Promises Broken

Courtship, Class, and Gender in Victorian England

Frost, Ginger S.

In the nineteenth century, a woman who could prove a man had broken his promise to marry her was legally entitled to compensation for damages. Bridging the gap between history...


Reading for the Law
Reading for the Law

British Literary History and Gender Advocacy

Krueger, Christine L.

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the...


Acting Naturally
Acting Naturally

Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity

Voskuil, Lynn M.

In Acting Naturally Lynn Voskuil argues that Victorian Britons saw themselves as "authentically performative," a paradoxical belief that focused their sense of vocation...


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Critical Edition

FitzGerald, Edward, Decker, Christopher

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, perhaps the most frequently read Victorian poem and certainly one of the most popular poems in the...


Parting Words
Parting Words

Victorian Poetry and Public Address

Sider, Justin A.

Valedictory addresses offer a way to conceptualize the relation of self to others, private to public, ephemeral to eternal. Whether deathbed pronouncements, political...


Artist of Wonderland
Artist of Wonderland

The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel

Morris, Frankie

Best known today as the illustrator for Lewis Carroll's Alice books, John Tenniel was the Victorian era's chief political cartoonist. This extensively illustrated book is the...


The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
Wheeler-Barclay, Marjorie

Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay argues that, although the existence and significance of the science of religion has been barely visible to modern scholars of the Victorian period, it...


Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti

The Patience of Style

Hassett, Constance W.

Although the cultural and literary influence of Christina Rossetti has recently been widely acknowledged, the belatedness of this critical attention has left wide gaps in our...


The Forgotten Female Aesthetes
The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England

Schaffer, Talia

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max...


Author and Printer in Victorian England
Author and Printer in Victorian England
Dooley, Allan C.

Author and Printer in Victorian England demonstrates that printing technology shapes texts. The technology involved was a nineteenth-century revolution in printing...


Supposing Bleak House
Supposing Bleak House
Jordan, John O.

Supposing "Bleak House" is an extended meditation on what many consider to be Dickens’s and nineteenth-century England’s greatest work of narrative fiction. Focusing on...


Capital Offenses
Capital Offenses

The Geography of Class and Crime in Victorian London

Joyce, Simon

As London became the first major city of the nineteenth century, new models of representation emerged in the journalism, poetry, fiction, and social commentary of the period....


Modified Rapture
Modified Rapture

Comedy in W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas

Fischler, Alan

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The Private Rod
The Private Rod

Marital Violence, Sensation, and the Law in Victorian Britain

Tromp, Marlene

Sensation novels, a genre characterized by scandalous narratives and emotionally and socially provocative dialogue and plots, had their heyday in England in the 1860s and 1870s...


Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
LaPorte, Charles

Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible charts the impact of post-Enlightenment biblical criticism on English literary culture. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...


Vanishing Lives
Vanishing Lives

Style and Self in Tennyson, D. G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Yeats

Richardson, James

One of the characteristic features of Victorian poetry is dimness, a vanishing away-things blur with the motion of their passing, which seems inseparable from the mind's fading...


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