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Introduction

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The nineteenth century was marked by profound religious upheaval and redefinition, when religious madness was perceived not as supernatural possession, but as organic or pathological in origin. In ... More


Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Richard J. Walker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress. Yet running just beneath Victorian triumphalism were strong undercurrents of chaos ... More


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