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Acts of DesireWomen and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More

The Afterlives of Walter ScottMemory on the Move

The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Ann Rigney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Using street-names referring to Waverley and Abbotsford as a starting point, this book explains how the work of Walter Scott (1771-1832) became an all-pervasive point of reference for cultural memory ... More

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation. In a ... More

The Arabian Nights in Historical ContextBetween East and West

The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More

Artful DodgersReconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Marah Gubar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly than we think, it contends, and the people whom we ... More

The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book demonstrates that ‘the awkward age’ formed a fault-line in Victorian female experience, an unusual phase in which restlessness, self-interest, and rebellion were possible. Tracing evolving ... More

Bad FormSocial Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More

Beastly JourneysTravel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Tim Youngs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319587
eISBN:
9781781380895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Beastly Journeys examines metaphors of travel and transformation in a range of texts published between 1885 and 1900. It places these texts in their socio-economic context and argues that their ... More

The Beaten TrackEuropean Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

James Buzard

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The author demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist ... More

Better Left UnsaidVictorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Nora Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the ... More

Blasted LiteratureVictorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Deaglan O Donghaile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines types of political and literary disruption. Between 1880 and 1915, a range of writers exploited terrorism's political shocks for their own artistic ends. Drawing on late-Victorian ... More

Britain's Chinese EyeLiterature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Elizabeth Hope Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book traces the intimate connections between Britain and China throughout the nineteenth century and argues for China's central impact on the British visual imagination. The author brings ... More

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More

British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Elisabeth Jay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199655243
eISBN:
9780191817311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, this book examines British writers’ engagement with mid-nineteenth-century Paris. This historically grounded account of the ways in which Paris touched ... More

Browning's Hatreds

Browning's Hatreds

Daniel Karlin

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

‘Gr-r-r--there go, my heart's abhorrence! Water your damned flower-pots, do! If hate killed men, Brother Lawrence, God's blood, would not mine kill you!’ The bitter and twisted monk of ‘Soliloquy of ... More

By Accident or DesignWriting the Victorian Metropolis

By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Paul Fyfe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

‘On the banks of the Thames it is a tremendous chapter of accidents.’ As Henry James surveys London in 1888, he sums up what had fascinated urban observers for a century: the random and even ... More

Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Maureen Moran

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310706
eISBN:
9781846312762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312762
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines Victorian sensationalism through the exploration of popular literary representations of Roman Catholicism, that exotic, corrupt religious Other which is inscribed as the implacable ... More

Ceremonies of BraveryOscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

J. Robert Maguire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the course of what Oscar Wilde called his ‘ancient friendship’ with Carlos Blacker, ‘always the truest of friends and most sympathetic of companions’, from its beginning in the early ... More

Charles Dickens's NetworksPublic Transport and the Novel

Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Jonathan H. Grossman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The same week in February 1836 that Charles Dickens was hired to write his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first railway line in London opened. This book explores the rise of the global, ... More

Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Heather Glen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This study of Charlotte Brontë's novels draws on original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects ranging from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition ... More

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