Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

By: William Whitla (editor), Victor Shea (editor)Hardback

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Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. * Represents the period s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontes * Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers * Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture * Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors * Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

About Author

Victor Shea is Associate Professor of Humanities and English at York University, Canada. He holds degrees from University of Prince Edward Island, University of Toronto, and York University. His research interests include Victorian culture and literature, British Empire and imperialism, American Studies, and literary theory. With William Whitla, he is co-editor of Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and its Readings (2000) and co-author of Foundations: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing (2nd edition, 2005). William Whitla is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar in English and Humanities at York University, Canada. He holds degrees from University of Toronto, TrinityCollege, and University of Oxford. His research interests include Victorian culture and literature, literary theory, and interdisciplinary studies in medieval and Renaissance studies. He is the author of The English Handbook: A Guide to Literary Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). With Victor Shea, he is co-editor of Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and its Readings (2000) and co-author of Foundations: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing (2nd edition, 2005).

Contents

List of Plates and Illustrations xlii Preface xlv Abbreviations li Introduction 1 Part one Contexts 19 The Condition of England 21 1. The Victorian Social Formation 27 2. Education and Mass Literacy 37 3. Progress, Industrialization, and Reform 18 4. Working-Class Voices 45 5. Pollution, Protection, and Preservation 61 Gender, Women, and Sexuality 49 1. Constructing Genders 56 2. The Woman Question 68 3. Sex and Sexuality 84 Literature and the Arts 81 1. Debates about Literature 87 2. Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, and Decadence 98 3. Literature and New Technologies 144 3.1 Book Publishing 144 3.2 Aural Culture 152 3.3 Photography and Cinema 161 Religion and Science 113 1. Geology and Evolution 122 2. Religious Faith and Uncertainty 196 Empire 142 1. Celebration and Criticism 148 2. Governing the Colonies 166 2.1 India 166 2.2 White Colonies and Dependencies 229 2.3 Ireland 234 2.4 Africa 245 3. Imperial Travellers 254 Part Two Authors 181 Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864) 183 Charlotte Elliott (1789 - 1871) 185 John Keble (1792 - 1866) 186 Felicia Hemans (1793 - 1835) 190 Janet Hamilton (1795 - 1873) 198 Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) 200 Maria Smith Abdy (1797 - 1867) 210 Mary Howitt (1799 - 1888) 212 Thomas Hood (1799 - 1845) 216 Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799 - 1872) 222 Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800 - 59) 225 John Henry Newman (1801 - 90) 230 William Barnes (1801 - 86) 239 Harriet Martineau (1802 - 76) 244 L. E. L. [Letitia Elizabeth Landon] (1802 - 38) 248 Elizabeth Duncan Campbell (1804 - 78) 258 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 61) 266 John Stuart Mill (1806 - 73) 272 Caroline Norton (1808 - 77) 285 Charles Darwin (1809 - 82) 293 Edward FitzGerald (1809 - 83) 301 Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 92) 318 Robert Browning (1812 - 89) 420 Edward Lear (1812 - 88) 451 Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904) 455 Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 55) 457 Grace Aguilar (1816 - 47) 464 Edwin Waugh (1817 - 90) 467 Emily Jane Bronte (1818 - 48) 470 Eliza Cook (1818 - 89) 477 Arthur Hugh Clough (1819 - 61) 479 John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) 484 Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) 506 George Eliot (1819 - 80) 509 Anne Bronte (1820 - 49) 511 Jean Ingelow (1820 - 97) 516 Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) 518 Dora Greenwell (1821 - 82) 529 Matthew Arnold (1822 - 88) 532 Coventry Patmore (1823 - 96) 564 Sydney Dobell (1824 - 74) 572 William Topaz McGonagall (1825 - 1902) 574 Thomas Henry Huxley (1825 - 1895) 578 Adelaide Anne Procter (1825 - 64) 583 Eliza Harriet Keary (1827 - 1918) 588 Samuel Laycock (1826 - 93) 591 Emily Pfeiffer (1827 - 90) 594 Ellen Johnston (c.1827 - 74) 598 George Meredith (1828 - 1909) 605 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 82) 606 Gerald Massey (1828 - 1907) 628 Elizabeth Siddal (1829 - 62) 631 Christina Rossetti (1830 - 94) 634 Lewis Carroll (1832 - 98) 671 William Morris (1834 - 96) 679 James Thomson [B. V.] (1834 - 82) 700 William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911) 720 Augusta Webster (1837 - 94) 729 Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909) 746 Walter Horatio Pater (1839 - 94) 759 Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) 769 Mathilde Blind (1841 - 96) 776 Violet Fane (1843 - 1905) 779 Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 89) 783 Louisa Sarah Bevington (1845 - 95) 806 Marion Bernstein (1846 - 1906) 810 Michael Field [Katharine Harris Bradley (1846 - 1914) and Edith Cooper (1862 - 1913)] 815 Alice Meynell (1847 - 1922) 830 William Hurrell Mallock (1849 - 1923) 833 William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903) 836 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 94) 843 Arthur Clement Hilton (1851 - 77) 849 Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) 850 John Davidson (1857 - 1909) 857 Constance Naden (1858 - 89) 861 A. E. Housman (1859 - 1936) 869 Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907) 880 Rosamund Marriott Watson (1860 - 1911) 885 Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861 - 1907) 892 Amy Levy (1861 - 89) 897 Henry Newbolt (1862 - 1938) 903 Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945) 909 William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) 914 Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) 918 Lionel Johnson (1867 - 1902) 926 Ernest Dowson (1867 - 1900) 929 Charlotte Mew (1869 - 1928) 934 Appendix 1: Money and Banking 503 Appendix 2: Nineteenth-Century British Timelines 504 Further Reading 505 Index of Authors and Titles 514 Index of Authors and Titles 941

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  • ISBN13: 9781405188654
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1008
  • ID: 9781405188654
  • weight: 1550
  • ISBN10: 1405188650

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