3 edition of Victorian biography found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-193) and index.
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The book contends that biography is a key genre for understanding debates between 19th-century intellectuals about the circulation and use of "literary" and "historical" discourse. As such, it is also a timely intervention in the current debate about the emergence of the disciplines of "literature" and "history" in the 19th by: Victorian Biography Reconsidered seeks to uncover and assess this trend.
The book begins with an overview of Victorian biography followed by a reflection on how the bagginess of nineteenth-century hero-worship enabled new subjects to by: Victorian Biography Reconsidered argues that, often paradoxically, nineteenth-century biographers regarded the public sphere with intense wariness.
At Victorian biography book time of instability for men of letters, biographers embraced the role of mediators in a manner that asserted their own cultural by: Books shelved as victorian-history: Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders, The Invention of Murd.
The book contends that biography is a key genre for understanding debates between 19th-century intellectuals about the circulation and use of "literary" and "historical" discourse.
As such, Victorian biography book is also a timely intervention in the current debate about the emergence of the disciplines of "literature" and "history" in the 19th by: The best books on Life in the Victorian Age recommended by Judith Flanders.
History books often focus on big political or economic events, wars and leaders. But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, and what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as. A change from the many stories set in Victorian London, this popular new novel finds its setting in nineteenth-century Cardiff.
With a gripping plot from start to finish, this book tells the story of a young girl called Nansi, who tries to survive the bleak reality of being impoverished and female in the perilous streets of Victorian England.
“Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch. Right out of the gate, the Victorian biography book thrums with authority as Baird builds her portrayal of Victoria. Overturning stereotypes, she rips this queen down to the studs and creates her anew/5().
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Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (–) (the Victorian era).It was preceded by Romanticism and followed by the Edwardian era (–).
While in the preceding Romantic period, poetry had been the conquerors, novels were the emperors of the Victorian period. [clarification needed] Charles Dickens (– A Victorian Housebuilder's Guide: Woodward's National Architect Here are detailed drawings, floor plans, elevations, specifications, and vintage cost estimates for twenty distinctive Victorian structures, ranging from a humble cottage to an ornate brick villa.
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A re-reading of the writings of Thomas Carlyle, particularly "Sartor Resartus" and Oliver Cromwell's "Letters and Speeches", provides the basis for the central argument of the book: that the. Introduction: The Victorian era -- Thomas Carlyle, prophet -- Sir Robert Peel, statesman -- Sir Charles Napier, soldier -- The Earl of Shaftesbury, philanthropist -- Lord Lawrence, administrator -- John Bright, tribune -- Charles Dickens, novelist and social reformer -- Lord Tennyson, poet -- Charles Kingsley, parish priest -- George Frederick.
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Flanders does not merely repeat the standard narrative with its tried and true landmarks/5(33). Explore English novelist Charles Dickens's early Victorian era and literature with Clifton Fadiman Clifton Fadiman examining the inspiration Charles Dickens's work took from the milieu of Victorian England, with its startling contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendour and squalor, prosperity and poverty.
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