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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

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An Oxford Anthology
Flint, Kate
Flint, Kate
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Oxford University Press
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Anthologies (multiple authors)
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