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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

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... 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

Dark ParadisePacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Jennifer Fuller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with “foreign” islands. Their “savage” peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty ... 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

Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical PressBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Megan Coyer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405607
eISBN:
9781474405621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the early nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the leading centre of medical education and research in Britain. It also laid claim to a thriving periodical culture. Literature and Medicine in the ... 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

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