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Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture
     

Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture

by A. Colley
 

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This book is about a group of Victorian British writers and artists whose work emerges from recollection and whose texts embody the experience of nostalgia. The study concentrates on the longing for a past that traverses the span of these writers' and artists' own lifetimes. It examines their particular experience of the nostalgic moment and provides an occasion to

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This book is about a group of Victorian British writers and artists whose work emerges from recollection and whose texts embody the experience of nostalgia. The study concentrates on the longing for a past that traverses the span of these writers' and artists' own lifetimes. It examines their particular experience of the nostalgic moment and provides an occasion to reexamine the idea of nostalgia and to reflect on the act of recollection.

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Examines the work of a group of British writers and artists whose work emerges from recollection and whose texts embody the experience of nostalgia, such as Charles Darwin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, and J. M. W. Turner. Concentrates on the longing for a past that traverses the span of these writers' and artists' own lives, and examines their particular experience of the nostalgic moment. Also re- examines the idea of nostalgia itself and reflects on the act of recollection that accompanied it. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This is a fine work: insightful, novel, and elegantly written. Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781349406203
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/12/1998
Edition description:
1st ed. 1998
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Ann C. Colley is Professor of English at the State University College of New York at Buffalo.

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