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Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Simon Goldhill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? This book is an exploration of how ancient Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, the book ... More


The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


Discipline and Revolution: Classics in Victorian Culture

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the dynamics of Classics in the nineteenth-century, focusing on art, opera, and fiction and how artworks come to stand for a self-aware statement about modernity—through the ... More


The Art of Reception: J. W. Waterhouse and the Painting of Desire in Victorian Britain

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how paintings depicting the classical past became a way of talking about—or not talking about—sexual desire by focusing on the art of John William Waterhouse. It considers four ... More


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


The Victorian Context

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores Victorian culture using the concepts of tradition and dilemma to highlight both continuities and discontinuities. Continuities arose from the persistence of traditions from the ... More


Only Connect!

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter relates the historical fiction of early Christianity in the Roman Empire to the intellectual lives of their authors, and uses this to see something of the social network within which the ... More


Introduction

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of understanding the period immediately preceding the Victorian era for gaining a better understanding of Victorians. The ... More


Epilogue

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

De Quincey finally died, after several efforts at predicting his death, on 8 December 1859 in the home which was procured by his children, and, for one who experienced living on social margins, he ... More


Who Killed Chevalier Gluck?

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck's opera reforms responded to Victorian culture to become the revolutionary icons his contemporaries believed them to be. Gluck was music ... More


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