The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History (Hardback)B.W. Young (author)
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The Victorian interest in the eighteenth century was never a purely insular matter, and the history of eighteenth-century France, Germany, and Italy played a dominant role in the nineteenth-century historical understanding. A debate between generations was enacted, in which Romanticism melded into Victorianism. The Victorians were haunted by the eighteenth century, both metaphorically and literally, and the book closes with consideration of the culturally resonant eighteenth-century ghosts encountered in the fiction of Vernon Lee and M.R. James.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 18 mm
...undoubtedly be of great interest to students of Victorian culture in a number of different fields...fascinating study - Phillip Connell, Review of English Studies
The book combines formidable yet lightly-worn erution with close attention toliterary style; it will undoubtedly be of the greatest interest to students of Victorian culture in a number of different fields. - Philip Connell,
fascinating study - Philip Connell,
[Young's]...detailed readings represent a rich contribution to a revisionary scholarship. - James Grande, Times Literary Supplement
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