The Eighteen-Seventies: Essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature

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Originally published in 1929, this book is comprised of a series of papers written for, and mostly read to, the Royal Society of Literature. The papers concern themselves with various aspects of life and literature during the 1870s, including novels, poetry, theatre, criticism and other areas. Edited by Harley Granville-Barker, the text contains notable contributions from figures such as Walter De La Mare and Vita Sackville-West. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in ...
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Overview

Originally published in 1929, this book is comprised of a series of papers written for, and mostly read to, the Royal Society of Literature. The papers concern themselves with various aspects of life and literature during the 1870s, including novels, poetry, theatre, criticism and other areas. Edited by Harley Granville-Barker, the text contains notable contributions from figures such as Walter De La Mare and Vita Sackville-West. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the 1870s, nineteenth-century literature and early twentieth-century literary criticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107618152
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Lord Houghton and his circle The Marquess of Crewe; 2. Novelists of the 'seventies Hugh Walpole; 3. Some women novelists of the 'seventies Walter de la Mare; 4. Andrew Lang in the 'seventies - and after George Saintsbury; 5. The poetry of the 'seventies John Drinkwater; 6. The women poets of the 'seventies V. Sackville-West; 7. The theatre in the 'seventies Sir Arthur Pinero; 8. Tennyson, Swinburne, Meredith - and the theatre Harley Granville-Barker; 9. Critics and criticism in the 'seventies Frederick S. Boas; 10. Oxford in the 'seventies R. W. Macan; 11. Cambridge in the 'seventies W. E. Heitland.
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