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Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists
Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists
by Daniel Pool
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It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times, but most of all, as Daniel Pool reveals in this delightful new book, it was a time of surprisingly outrageous behavior. Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters plunks the reader down in... (read more)

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The Spirit of the Age: Victorian Essays
The Spirit of the Age: Victorian Essays
by Gertrude Himmelfarb
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None of the stereotypes of Victorian England—narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent—prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Romanticism #55: Knowledge and Indifference in English Romantic Prose
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism #55: Knowledge and Indifference in English Romantic Prose
by Tim Milnes
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This ambitious study sheds new light on the way the English Romantics dealt with the basic problems of knowledge. Kant complained that the failure of philosophy in the eighteenth-century to respond to empirical scepticism had produced a culture of... (read more)

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Pedagogical Economies: The Examination and the Victorian Literary Man
Pedagogical Economies: The Examination and the Victorian Literary Man
by Cathy Shuman
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“Pedagogical Economies is a sophisticated, original, illuminating study of the examinations cultural centrality in Victorian England.”Prose... (read more)

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English Romanticism: The Human Context
English Romanticism: The Human Context
by Maralyn Gaull
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Professor Gaull begins her survey with a section entitled" The Human Context," in which she explores the literary marketplace, children's literature and education, the theater, economics, and the idea of the hero. In the next group of chapters, generally... (read more)

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The Devil Kissed Her
The Devil Kissed Her
by Kathy Watson
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Kathy Watson explores Mary Lamb's famous crime and her remarkable relationship with her brother Charles. Author Mary Lamb, long considered by historians a mere adjunct to her brother Charles, was a woman of contradictions: fiercely domestic yet unmarried;... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture #28: Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture #28: Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World
by Elaine Freedgood
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In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on political economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are... (read more)

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Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais
Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais
by Suzanne Fagence Cooper
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Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of Englands Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin... (read more)

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Young Romantics
Young Romantics
by Daisy Hay
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Young Romantics tells the story of the interlinked lives of the young English Romantic poets from an entirely fresh perspective—celebrating their extreme youth and outsize yearning for friendship as well as their individuality and political... (read more)

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Oxford History of English Literature #12: English Literature 1815-1832: Scott, Byron, and Keats
Oxford History of English Literature #12: English Literature 1815-1832: Scott, Byron, and Keats
by Ian Jack
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Part of the complete reissue of "The Oxford History of English Literature", this volume covers a 17-year period of the 19th century during which a great wealth and variety of literature was produced.... (read more)

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Possibilities of Society: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the Sociological Viewpoint of English Romanticism (Suny Series, the Margins of Literature)
Possibilities of Society: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the Sociological Viewpoint of English Romanticism (Suny Series, the Margins of Literature)
by Regina Hewitt
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This innovative book revises many standard assumptions in both literary and sociological fields. Approaching English Romanticism through sociological theory, Hewitt argues that Wordsworth and Coleridge tested hypotheses about social organization and... (read more)

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Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle
by Ian Campbell
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Violet: The Story of the Irrepressible Violet Hunt & Her Circle of Lovers & Friends - Ford Madox Ford, H. G. Wells, Somerset Maugham, & Henry James
Violet: The Story of the Irrepressible Violet Hunt & Her Circle of Lovers & Friends - Ford Madox Ford, H. G. Wells, Somerset Maugham, & Henry James
by Barbara Belford
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What Jane Austen Ate & Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist - the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century British Life
What Jane Austen Ate & Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist - the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century British Life
by Daniel Pool
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-403) and index.... (read more)

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The loving friends :a portrait of Bloomsbury
The loving friends :a portrait of Bloomsbury
by David Gadd
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London Heretics 1870 1914
London Heretics 1870 1914
by Warren Smith
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Sartor Resartus the Life & Opinions of Herr Teufelsdroeckh
Sartor Resartus the Life & Opinions of Herr Teufelsdroeckh
by Thomas Carlyle
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Life of William Hazlitt
Life of William Hazlitt
by P P Howe
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Romantic criticism, 1800-1850,
Romantic criticism, 1800-1850,
by R A Foakes
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