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Henry JamesHistory, Narrative, Fiction

Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Roslyn Jolly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is a study of Henry James's changing attitudes to history as a narrative model, tracing the development from his early interest in ‘scientific’ historiography to the radically anti-historical ... More

Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Michele Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, a sustained reading of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's relationship, reveals why the antagonisms between these authors are symptomatic of the cultural oppositions within Aestheticism ... More

The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century EuropeRepresentations of Reality in History and Fiction

The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Brian Hamnett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Even at the height of its popularity in the early nineteenth century, the historical novel faced criticism at many levels. After its predominance in the 1810s and 1820s, writers and historians ... More

Hopkins' IdealismPhilosophy, Physics, Poetry

Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Daniel Brown

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to reveal a ... More

Housman's Poems

Housman's Poems

John Bayley

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117636
eISBN:
9780191671036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Although Housman's three collections of poems, the third published posthumously, have remained popular, they have not received much serious critical attention. The author makes good the omission in ... More

The Ideas in ThingsFugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While the Victorian novel famously describes, catalogs, and inundates the reader with things, the protocols for reading it have long enjoined readers not to interpret most of what crowds its pages. ... More

In Frankenstein's ShadowMyth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book surveys the early history of one of our most important modern myths: the story of Frankenstein and the monster he created from dismembered corpses, as it appeared in fictional and other ... More

In Lady Audley's ShadowMary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

Saverio Tomaiuolo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641154
eISBN:
9780748651665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. Using Braddon’s bestselling ... More

Indian Arrivals 1870–1915Networks of British Empire

Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Elleke Boehmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, ... More

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Maria H. Frawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of “invalid.” ... More

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