New PDF release: A History of Victorian Literature (Blackwell History of

By James Eli Adams

ISBN-10: 0631220828

ISBN-13: 9780631220824

Incorporating a vast variety of up to date scholarship, A historical past of Victorian Literature offers an outline of the literature produced in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, with clean attention of either significant figures and a few of the era's much less common authors. a part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature sequence, the e-book describes the advance of the Victorian literary circulate and locations it inside of its cultural, social and political context.A wide-ranging narrative evaluation of literature in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, taking pictures the extreme number of literary output produced in this eraAnalyzes the advance of all literary kinds in this interval - the radical, poetry, drama, autobiography and important prose - along side significant advancements in social and highbrow historyConsiders the ways that writers engaged with new kinds of social accountability of their paintings, as Britain remodeled into the world's first business economyOffers a clean viewpoint at the paintings of either significant figures and a few of the era?s much less widespread authors

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With the large-scale rebuilding and expansion of urban England, architecture became an especially fierce arena of debate. As the choice of style came to seem an index of national character (typically fought out in relation to a similarly moralized account of architectural traditions) once again an outwardly minor literary form took on great social resonance. indd 18 12/26/2008 6:14:31 PM Introduction: Locating Victorian Literature 19 The Situation of Poetry For many commentators in 1830, poetry seemed in a desperate state, despite its cultural cachet.

Of course, that same withdrawal may come to seem imprisoning, and nurture a yearning for fuller sense of contact with other (similarly withdrawn) minds; the illusion of such contact is an experience that novelistic representation – particularly through what becomes known as “free indirect discourse” – is uniquely able to offer. As this emphasis on interiority also might encourage a faith in personal autonomy, more recent critics have seen in the work of the Victorian novel a “discipline” that buttressed the premises of classical liberalism.

They would be derived from secular writings and experience – something that came to be called “literature” in our modern sense of the term. ” The most resonant versions of this story were honed through an unlikely literary exchange. indd 27 12/29/2008 3:15:55 PM 28 Literature in the Age of Machinery, 1830–1850 in the London Examiner by John Stuart Mill (1806–73). Carlyle wrote to Mill, praising his analysis (in mocking echo of Voltaire’s Pangloss) as “the first … which he had ever seen in a newspaper, hinting that the age was not the best of all possible ages” (Mill 1963–91: xii.

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