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Fictional readers

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fictional Victorian readers were often prone to enjoying French novels. The dangers lurking for female readers in improper material had been something of a literary cliché for some time, and can be ... More


Sentiment and ‘the spirit of life’: new insights at the fin de siècle

Diana Donald

in Women Against Cruelty: Protection of Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526115423
eISBN:
9781526150479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526115430.00012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The 1890s were marked by a general mood of pessimism and frustration in the animal protection movement, but also by an upsurge of utopianism symbolised by Henry Salt’s Humanitarian League. The new ... More


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