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Victorian love stories :an Oxford anthology

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This varied, unusual selection of short stories presents Victorian love in all its moods. Covering a period that embraces both Elizabeth Gaskell and Somerset Maugham, these stories range from the sentimental to the satiric, the crudely realistic to the perplexed, the mystical, and the rapturous. The lovers include a shopkeeper and an aristocrat, an actress, a governess, Americans abroad, a seaweed gatherer, and a pair of herons.

Self-sacrifice and adultery figure prominently in these pages, as Victorian writers explored the nature of relationships at a time when women's growing independence brought traditional roles and assumptions into question. These stories confound expectations by recasting the familiar genres of fable, fairy tale, and naturalism to deal with these new themes, as well as demonstrating the experimentation taking place with the short story form. Victorian Love Stories also contains an inclusive array of voices and perspectives; alongside the well-known work of Trollope and Hardy one finds equally powerful stories by Lucy Clifford, Hubert Crackenthorpe, and Ellen T. Fowler.

Displaying the complexity of love and the inventiveness of Victorian fiction Victorian Love Stories is the perfect gift for any lover of Victoriana--or any lover.

About the Author

About the Editor

Kate Flint is University Lecturer in Victorian and Modern English Literature and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. She is the author of The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (OUP, 1993), and has edited the World's Classics editions of Dickens's Great Expectations, Woolf's Jacob's Room, and Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?.

Table of Contents

The Authoress, Grace Aguilar


Right at Last, Elizabeth Gaskell


Frank's Sealed letter, William Morris


A Day of Days, Henry James


The Captain's Last Love, Wilkie Collins


Margaret, Christiana Fraser-Tytler


Hero, Christina Rossetti


Her Last Appearance, Mary Braddon


The Story of Salome, Amelia B. Edwards


The Son's Veto, Thomas Hardy


The End of Her Journey, Lucy Clifford


An Elixir of Love, W. S. Gilbert


In a Far-Off World, Olive Schreiner


A Little Grey Glove, George Egerton


A Conflict of Egoisms, Hubert Crackenthorpe


An Ugly Little Woman, Nora Vynne


Our Neighbour, Mr Gibson, Florence Henniker


Flower o' the Quince, Henry Harland


The Pleasure Pilgrim, Ella Darcy


At the Gates of Paradise, Laurence Alma-Tadema


The Statute of Limitations, Ernest Dowson


The Story of the Herons, Laurence Housman


The Shrinking Shoe, Walter Besant


Mary Angela Dickens


Bob Harris's Deputy, A. St John Adcock


An Old Wife's Tale, Ellen T. Fowler


De Amicitia, Somerset Maugham


Some Ways of Love, Charlotte Mew


Georgie Porgie, Rudyard Kipling


Uma Himavutee, Flora Annie Steel


The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde


Product Details

ISBN:
9780192880406
Subtitle:
An Oxford Anthology
Editor:
Flint, Kate
Author:
Flint, Kate
Author:
null, Kate
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England ;
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Series Volume:
96-263
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Illustrations:
2 halftones
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.4 in 0.95 lb

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