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Vernon Lee
Vernon Lee

A Literary Biography

Colby, Vineta

Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the...


Modified Rapture
Modified Rapture

Comedy in W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas

Fischler, Alan

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Victorian Connections
Victorian Connections
McGann, Jerome J.

In Victorian Connections, each contributor was asked to write about anything in the Victorian period, with only one proviso: that the essay seek to draw connections with...


Victorian Women Poets
Victorian Women Poets

Writing Against the Heart

Leighton, Angela

This book recovers and explores an important tradition of nineteenth-century women's poetry from Felicia Hemans to Charlotte Mew. Angela Leighton not only discusses the work of...


The Genius of John Ruskin
The Genius of John Ruskin

Selections from His Writings

Rosenberg, John D.

No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900,...


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...


The Gypsy-Bachelor of Manchester

The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon

Bonaparte, Felicia

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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 Fowl and the Pussycat
The Fowl and the Pussycat

Love Letters of Michael Field, 1876–1909

Field, Michael, Bickle, Sharon

Michael Field was the pseudonym used by Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913) coauthors and lovers for the poetry and verse drama they published. This...


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...


The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

A History

Seaton, Beverly

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and...


The English Cult of Literature
The English Cult of Literature

Devoted Readers, 1774–1880

McKelvy, William R.

What constitutes reading? This is the question William McKelvy asks in The English Cult of Literature. Is it a theory of interpretation or a physical activity, a process...


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...


The Romance of the Harem
The Romance of the Harem
Leonowens, Anna, Morgan, Susan

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Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes toward violent...


Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture
Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture

Discourse and Ideology

Harrison, Antony H.

With the publication of his ambitious new work Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture, Antony H. Harrison continues his exploration of poetry as a significant force in the...


Evangelical Gothic
Evangelical Gothic

The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to Dracula

Herbert, Christopher

Evangelical Gothic explores the bitter antagonism that prevailed between two defining institutions of nineteenth-century Britain: Evangelicalism and the popular novel....


The Vulgarization of Art
The Vulgarization of Art

The Victorians and Aesthetic Democracy

Dowling, Linda

In this major reinterpretation of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Linda Dowling argues that such classic works of Victorian art writing such as Ruskin's Stones of Venice of...


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 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...


The Letters of Matthew Arnold
The Letters of Matthew Arnold

1829-1859

Arnold, Matthew, Lang, Cecil Y.

The University Press of Virginia edition of The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang, represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of...


The Physics of Possibility
The Physics of Possibility

Victorian Fiction, Science, and Gender

Tondre, Michael

The Physics of Possibility traces the sensational birth of mathematical physics in Victorian literature, science, and statistics. As scientists took up new...


Ruskin's Culture Wars
Ruskin's Culture Wars

Fors Clavigera and the Crisis of Victorian Liberalism

Stoddart, Judith

"When I consider the quantity of wise talking which has passed in at one long ear of the world, and out at the other, without making the smallest impression upon its mind, I am...


Pirating Fictions
Pirating Fictions

Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

Cohen, Monica F.

Two distinctly different meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined in Monica Cohen's lively new book, which shows how popular depictions of the pirate held sway on the...


The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel
The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel
Hack, Daniel

Taking as his point of departure the competing uses of the critical term the materiality of writing, Daniel Hack turns to the past in this provocative new book to recover the...


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