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Afterword

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Reading, in Proust's view, is both intrinsically valuable and intrinsically inadequate, ‘essential yet limited’, because although literature introduces us to new ways of looking at the world, it does ... More


The Historicism of Victorian Philology

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Victorian philology and examines the relevance of the past history of language for understanding present language. This was one of topics that was pondered, implicitly or ... More


Rituals of Sorrow: Mourning-Dress and Condolence Letters

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different rituals of sorrow practiced during the Victorian age. The focus on this chapter is on the role of the mourning dress observed in the 19th century. Mourning dress ... More


‘That Little Company of Angels’: The Tragedies of Children's Deaths

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the death of children in the Victorian age. Most Victorians believe that the death of a child was the most distressing and incapacitating of all deaths. It is because a child's ... More


Locating Respectability

Michael Mason

in The Making of Victorian Sexuality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122470
eISBN:
9780191671425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian age commands an unpatrolled importance in the history and culture of the English nation. This chapter tries to locate the notion of respectability in the Victorian age in the context of ... More


Victorian Pain

Rachel Ablow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set ... More


The Victorian Compromise and Illness

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's book The Victorian Age in Literature, published in 1913, and his illness due to heart complications. It first considers the libel suit filed by William ... More


Nineteenth-Century Poetics

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at the abiding aesthetic concerns of Victorian-age poetry and poetics. Are the ancients still relevant to modern poets and readers? What is the purpose of poetry? How should ... More


Pain, Subjectivity, and the Social

Rachel Ablow

in Victorian Pain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter first describes two different recent approaches to the relation between pain and social life. The first position casts the pain of the other primarily as an epistemological ... More


Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Martin J. S. Rudwick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, scientists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth—and the relatively recent arrival of human life. The geologists of the period, ... More


Western Religion Today

Paul Gifford

in The Plight of Western Religion: The Eclipse of the Other-Worldly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190095871
eISBN:
9780190099602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Western religion today, besides losing public importance, has also largely been transformed in accordance with this cognitive shift to the ‘this-worldly’. The chapter shows ... More


Fighting the Asante

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the initiatives taken by Sir Garnet Wolseley, who was appointed by the British Government as administrator and commander-in-chief on the Gold Coast on 13 August 1873. He was ... More


The True Story of Jumbo the Elephant

Sebastian D.G. Knowles

in At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056920
eISBN:
9780813053691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 takes as its point of departure one single line from the “Cyclops” section of Ulysses about an elephant called Jumbo. It follows Jumbo the elephant through a thicket of cultural history in ... More


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