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The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


‘Tragedy in the disguise of mirth’: Robert Browning, George Eliot, and Wilde

Isobel Hurst

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Wilde’s interest in the relationship between tragedy and comedy in the context of Victorian responses to Euripides and Menander. Debates about tragedy and comedy in relation to ... More


Introduction: A Short History of a Long Form

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

“Introduction: A Short History of a Long Form” introduces the verse-novel by describing its major features—including its contemporaneity (in contrast to epic), its storytelling impulse, its frequent ... More


Circle-Squarers: Tennyson’s and Browning’s Form-Things

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Chapter 3, “Circle-Squarers: Tennyson’s and Browning’s Form-Things,” looks at Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and Browning’s The Ring and the Book, two poems that worry about circling the square: ... More


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