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Blasted LiteratureVictorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Deaglan O Donghaile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines types of political and literary disruption. Between 1880 and 1915, a range of writers exploited terrorism's political shocks for their own artistic ends. Drawing on late-Victorian ... More

Cultural Authority in the Age of WhitmanA Transatlantic Perspective

Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Gunter Leypoldt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book deals with narratives of cultural legitimation in nineteenth-century US literature, in a transatlantic context. Exploring how literary professionalism shapes romantic and modern cultural ... More

Exploring Victorian Travel LiteratureDisease, Race and Climate

Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Jessica Howell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This interdisciplinary study explores both the personal and political significance of climate in the Victorian imagination. It analyses foreboding imagery of miasma, sludge and rot in travel ... More

Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Michele Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, a sustained reading of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's relationship, reveals why the antagonisms between these authors are symptomatic of the cultural oppositions within Aestheticism ... More

In Lady Audley's ShadowMary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

Saverio Tomaiuolo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641154
eISBN:
9780748651665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. Using Braddon’s bestselling ... More

Jane MorrisThe Burden of History

Jane Morris: The Burden of History

Wendy Parkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641277
eISBN:
9780748684403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641277.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jane Morris, the wife of William Morris and the muse of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, became the most identifiable face of Pre-Raphaelite art but has received little scholarly attention in her own right. ... More

RoomscapeWomen Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Susan David Bernstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on archival materials around the Reading Room of the British Museum, this book integrates documentary, theoretical, historical, and literary sources to examine the significance of this public ... More

Thomas Hardy's Shorter FictionA Critical Study

Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study

Sophie Gilmartin and Rod Mengham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632657
eISBN:
9780748651641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus, as well as providing detailed readings of ... More

Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Cora Kaplan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a series of astute critical reflections on our enduring fascination with all things Victorian. The author looks at the politics of ‘Victoriana’ from the 1970s to the present, a politics ... More

William Morris and the Idea of CommunityRomance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Anna Vaninskaya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great polymath William Morris and his contemporaries and followers — from H. Rider Haggard to H. G. Wells — are the focus of this study, which draws upon a wide array of primary sources, from ... More

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