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Victorian Literature and Finance

Francis O’Gorman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian Britain offered the world an economic structure of unique complexity. The trading nation, at the heart of a great empire, developed the practices of advanced capitalism — currency, banking, ... More


Dante’s Beatrice and Victorian Gender Ideology

Julia Straub

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

In 1859 William Gladstone commissioned a painting from William Dyce which became known as Beatrice. A portrait of a young woman wearing a plain Renaissance dress, Beatrice is one of the first ... More


Introduction

Francis O’Gorman

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is about the connections between Victorian literature and the Victorian world of finance — its instruments, practices, theories, laws. The essays here explore relationships between the two ... More


Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Introduction

Robert Macfarlane

in Original Copy: Plagiarism and Originality in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199296507
eISBN:
9780191711916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of two theories of originality. It identifies two contrasting cultural narratives to explain literary creation. One is a hallowed vision of creation ... More


‘Ladies do it?’: Victorian Women Investors in Fact and Fiction

Nancy Henry

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter serves as a reminder that if finance was a ‘white, male, metropolitan, and middle-class’ discourse, then it was not uniformly so. Thinking specifically about matters of female influence ... More


Introduction

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of this book, namely the arguments over the meaning and interpretation of pain as they appeared in many ... More


Introduction

Miles Taylor

in Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207290
eISBN:
9780191717277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207290.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the life of Ernest Jones from birth to death, with the aim of reconstituting a plausible account of his activities, speeches, and writings. It serves as a corrective to the wilder ... More


Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Kathleen Blake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a fresh look at the often‐censured but imperfectly understood traditions of Utilitarianism and political economy in their bearing for Victorian literature and culture. It treats ... More


British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832–1877

Jude Piesse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198752967
eISBN:
9780191814433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752967.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, American, 19th Century Literature

This book examines the literary culture of Victorian mass settler emigration as it circulated across a broad range of contemporary periodicals. It argues that the Victorian periodical was an ... More


Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines postcolonial filmmakers adapting Victorian literature in Hollywood to contend with both the legacy of British imperialism and the influence of globalized media entities. Since ... More


Introduction

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book focuses on a range of authors from the late Victorian period, some canonical, some non-canonical, whose works, in addition to poetry, encompass a variety of literary forms such as the ... More


Pain and Language

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has become a commonplace that pain defies language and, as such, that it is unique as a sensation that cannot be described or shared: sufferers ... More


The Drama of Capital: Risk, Belief, and Liability on the Victorian Stage

Jane Moody

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Victorian drama and its dealings with risk and liability. Here, The Poor of New York is presented as a striking example of a wider issue: the dramatization of scenes from ... More


‘Even these metallic problems have their melodramatic side’: Money in Victorian Literature

Nicholas Shrimpton

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Victorian literature's explicit response to money across the whole 19th century, focusing on the technical arguments about money as they figured in the modern world of Victorian ... More


Speculative Fictions and the Fortunes of H. Rider Haggard

Francis O’Gorman

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores a set of finance-related divisions behind novelist Henry Rider Haggard's representations and proposes a fresh relationship between an aesthetic practice and the money markets. ... More


Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Simon J. James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

H. G. Wells is one of the most widely read writers of the twentieth century, but until now the aesthetics of his work have not been investigated in detail. Maps of Utopia tells the story of Wells’s ... More


Cultural versus Financial Capital: Defining Literary Value at the Fin de Siècle

Josephine M. Guy

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter returns to other tensions about financial value to make a forceful point about contemporary historians of culture. Oscar Wilde's relationship with capitalism was no simple matter of ... More


Edward Bulwer Lytton Dreams of Copyright: ‘It might make me a rich man’

Catherine Seville

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the involvement of one hugely successful mid-century writer, Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873), in disputes about copyright, both national and international. For the first time, ... More


‘Vulgar needs’: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Profit, and Literary Value

Alison Chapman

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter on Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) considers the matter of what made literary writing valuable — and how money could be involved without compromising aesthetic significance — from ... More


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