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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2b: The Victorian Ageby David Damrosch
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"Volume 2B: The Victorian Age of The Longman Anthology of British Literature" is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Victorian age. The anthology includes Perspectives and Companion Readings which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the Victorian period. With a generous representation of fiction, drama, and poetry, the second edition includes major additions of important works and an expanded illustration program. Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments of the period. For those interested in British Literature of the Victorian Period.
Table of Contents
* denotes selection is new to this edition.
THE VICTORIAN AGE.
Past and Present.
Midas (The Condition of England).
From Gospel of Mammonism (The Irish Widow).
From Labour (Know Thy Work).
From Democracy (Liberty to Die by Starvation).
Captains of Industry.
Perspectives: The Industrial Landscape.
The Steam Loom Weaver.
Fanny Kemble. From Record of a Girlhood.
Thomas Babington Macaulay. From A Review of Southey's Colloquies.
Parliamentary Papers (“Blue Books”). Testimony of Hannah Goode, a Child Textile Worker.
Testimony of Ann and Elizabeth Eggley, Child Mineworkers.
Charles Dickens. From Dombey and Son.
From Hard Times.
Benjamin Disraeli. From Sybil.
Friedrich Engels. From The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.
Henry Mayhew. From London Labour and the London Poor.
John Stuart Mill.
From Chapter 2. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion.
From Chapter 3. Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being.
The Subjection of Women.
From Chapter 1.
Statement Repudiating the Rights of Husbands.
From Chapter 1. Childhood, and Early Education.
From Chapter 5. A Crisis in My Mental History. One Stage Onward.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
To George Sand: A Desire.
To George Sand: A Recognition.
A Year's Spinning.
Sonnets from the Portuguese.
1 (“I thought once how Theocritus had sung”).
13 (“And wilt thou have me fashion into speech”).
14 (“If thou must love me, let it be for nought”).
21 (“Say over again, and yet once over again”).
22 (“When our two souls stand up erect and strong”).
24 (“Let the world's sharpness, like a clasping knife”).
28 (“My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!”).
32 (“The first time that the sun rose on thine oath”).
38 (“First time he kissed me, he but only kissed”).
43 (“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”).
(Her Mother's Portrait).
(Discovery of Poetry).
(Woman and Artist).
(No Female Christ).
(Aurora's Rejection of Romney).
(The Woman Writer in London).
(Epic Art and Modern Life).
From A Curse for a Nation.
A Musical Instrument.
The Best Thing in the World.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
The Lady of Shalott.
Break, Break, Break.
The Epic [Morte d'Arthur].
The Eagle: A Fragment.
Sweet and Low.
The Splendour Falls.
Tears, Idle Tears.
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.
Come Down, O Maid.
(The Woman's Cause is Man's).
From In Memoriam A. H. H.
The Charge of the Light Brigade.
Idylls of the King.
The Coming of Arthur.
Pelleas and Ettarre.
The Passing of Arthur.
The Higher Pantheism.
* Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell.
Flower in the Crannied Wall.
Crossing the Bar.
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Naishápur.
The Voyage of the Beagle.
From Chapter 10. Tierra Del Fuego.
From Chapter 17. Galapagos Archipelago.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
From Chapter 3. Struggle for Existence.
The Descent of Man.
From Chapter 21. General Summary and Conclusion.
Perspectives: Religion and Science.
Thomas Babington Macaulay. From Lord Bacon.
Charles Dickens. From Sunday Under Three Heads.
David Friedrich Strauss. From The Life of Jesus Critically Examined.
Charlotte Brontë. From Jane Eyre.
Arthur Hugh Clough. Epi-strauss-ium.
The Latest Decalogue.
John William Colenso. From The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined.
John Henry Cardinal Newman. From Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
Thomas Henry Huxley. From Evolution and Ethics.
Sir Edmund Gosse. From Father and Son.
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.
My Last Duchess.
How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix.
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad.
Home-Thoughts, from the Sea.
The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church.
Meeting at Night.
Parting at Morning.
A Toccata of Galuppi's.
Love Among the Ruins.
“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.”
* Stevie Smith, Childe Rolandine.
Fra Lippo Lippi.
The Last Ride Together.
Andrea del Sarto.
Two in the Campagna.
A Woman's Last Word.
Caliban upon Setebos.
Epilogue to Asolando.
A Christmas Carol.
From A Walk in a Workhouse.
Dickens and His Time.
Dickens at Work: Recollections by His Children and Friends.
Kate Field: Dickens Giving a Reading of A Christmas Carol.
Popular Short Fiction.
Our Society at Cranford.
The Withered Arm.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A Scandal in Bohemia.
* Jamyang Norbu, A Pukka Villain, from Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years.
From Definition of Greatness in Art.
From Of Water, As Painted by Turner.
The Stones of Venice.
From The Nature of Gothic.
From Modern Manufacture and Design.
* The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century.
From The Springs of Wandel.
From Herne-Hill Almond Blossoms.
From Schaffhausen and Milan.
From The Grande Chartreuse.
From Joanna's Care.
Perspectives: Victorian Ladies and Gentlemen.
Francis Power Cobbe. From Life of Frances Power Cobbe As Told by Herself.
Sarah Stickney Ellis. From The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits.
Charlotte Brontë. From Letter to Emily Brontë.
Anne Brontë. From Agnes Grey.
John Henry Cardinal Newman. From The Idea of a University.
Caroline Norton. From A Letter to the Queen.
George Eliot. Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Thomas Hughes. From Tom Brown's School Days.
Isabella Beeton. From The Book of Household Management.
Queen Victoria. Letters and Journal Entries on the Position of Women.
Sir Henry Newbolt. Vitaï Lampada.
Isolation. To Marguerite.
* Anthony Hecht, The Dover Bitch.
Lines Written in Kensington Gardens.
The Buried Life.
Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse.
The Scholar Gipsy.
From The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.
Culture and Anarchy.
From Sweetness and Light.
From Doing as One Likes.
From Hebraism and Hellenism.
From Porro Unum Est Necessarium.
From The Study of Poetry.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
The Blessed Damozel.
The House of Life.
6. The Kiss.
The Burden of Nineveh.
Song (“She sat and sang always”).
Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”).
Dead Before Death.
In an Artist's Studio.
Winter: My Secret.
“No, thank you, John.”
Promises Like Pie-Crust.
What Would I Give?
A Life's Parallels.
17 (“Something this Foggy day, a something which”).
Sleeping at Last.
The Defence of Guenevere.
The Haystack in the Floods.
From The Beauty of Life.
Algernon Charles Swinburne.
The Triumph of Time.
I Will Go Back to the Great Sweet Mother.
Hymn to Proserpine.
A Forsaken Garden.
From Leonardo da Vinci.
From The Child in the House.
Gerard Manley Hopkins.
The Starlight Night.
Hurrahing in Harvest.
Duns Scotus's Oxford.
Spring and Fall: to a young child.
As Kingfishers Catch Fire.
No Worst, There Is None.
I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day.
That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection.
Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord.
From Journal (On “Inscape” and “Instress”).
From Letter to R. W. Dixon (On Sprung Rhythm).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Chapter 1. Down the Rabbit Hole.
From Chapter 2. The Pool of Tears.
You are old, Father William.
Through the Looking Glass.
Child of the pure unclouded brow.
(Humpty Dumpty on Jabberwocky).
The Walrus and the Carpenter.
The White Knight's Song.
Perspectives: The Invention of Childhood.
Charles Darwin. From A Biographical Sketch of an Infant.
Moral Verses. Table Rules for Little Folks.
Eliza Cool: The Mouse and the Cake.
Heinrich Hoffman: The Story of Augustus who would Not have any Soup.
Thomas Miller: The Watercress Seller.
William Miller: Willie Winkie.
Edward Lear. (Selected Limericks).
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!
Christina Rossetti. From Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book.
Robert Louis Stevenson. From A Child's Garden of Verses.
Hilaire Belloc. From The Bad Child's Book of Beasts.
From Cautionary Tales for Children.
Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Daisy Ashford. From The Young Visiters; or, Mr. Salteena's Plan.
Without Benefit of Clergy.
Just So Stories.
How the Whale Got His Throat.
How the Camel Got His Hump.
* How the Leopard Got His Spots.
The Widow at Windsor.
Perspectives: Travel and Empire.
Frances Trollope. From Domestic Manners of the Americans.
Thomas Babington Macaulay. From The Minute on Indian Education.
Alexander Kinglake. From Eothen .
Sir Richard Francis Burton. From A Personal Narrative of aPilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.
Isabella Bird. From A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley. From Through the Dark Continent.
Mary Kingsley. From Travels in West Africa.
Rudyard Kipling. The White Man's Burden.
Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Impression du Matin.
* Lord Alfred Douglas, Impression du Nuit.
The Harlot's House.
Symphony in Yellow.
From The Decay of Lying.
From The Soul of Man Under Socialism.
Peface to The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Importance of Being Earnest.
From De Profundis.
H. Montgomery Hyde: From The Trials of Oscar Wilde.
Perspectives: Aestheticism, Decadence, and the Fin de Siècle.
W. S. Gilbert. If You're Anxious for to Shine in the High Aesthetic Line.
James McNeill Whistler. From from Mr. Whistler's “Ten O'Clock.”
“Michael Field” (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper). La Gioconda.
A Pen-Drawing of Leda.
Ada Leverson. Suggestion.
Arthur Symons. Pastel.
From The Decadent Movement in Literature.
From Preface to Silhouettes.
Richard Le Gallienne. A Ballad of London.
Lionel Johnson. The Destroyer of a Soul.
The Dark Angel.
A Decadent's Lyric.
Lord Alfred Douglas. In Praise of Shame.
Olive Custance (Lady Alfred Douglas). The Masquerade.
The White Witch.
Max Beerbohm. Enoch Soames.
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