Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The picturesque aesthetic and the natural art of song; 2. Masterpiece theatres: art as spectacle in William Thackeray and Charlotte Brontë; 3. George Eliot's hierarchy of representation; 4. Art works: Thomas Hardy and the labor of creation; Coda: aestheticism: the erasure of the real; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Realism, Representation, and the Arts in Nineteenth-Century Literatureby Gillian Beer, Byerly Alison, Alison Byerly
Pub. Date: 02/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines the representation of a variety of arts - primarily painting, theatre, and music - within the work of major nineteenth-century novelists. It charts a historical progression, from Romantic poetry, through mid-century Realism, to Aestheticism, showing how authors used references to other forms of art to illuminate their own aesthetic ideals. Examining the aesthetic theory and cultural practice of different arts, Alison Byerly demonstrates the importance of artistic representation to the development of Victorian Realism.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #12
- Edition description:
- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)
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