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The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the Tradition

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Eleven original essays consider some of the ways in which key texts of the eighteenth century were situated, read, and transacted within the post-Romantic nineteenth century. Contributors examine the influence of such writers as Pope, Chatterton, and Rousseau on a range of Victorian writers and cultural productions, including Dickens, art criticism, and the Oxford English Dictionary. O'Gorman is a lecturer in Victorian literature at the U. of Leeds, and Turner teaches English at Oxford University. Annotation ...
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Overview

Eleven original essays consider some of the ways in which key texts of the eighteenth century were situated, read, and transacted within the post-Romantic nineteenth century. Contributors examine the influence of such writers as Pope, Chatterton, and Rousseau on a range of Victorian writers and cultural productions, including Dickens, art criticism, and the Oxford English Dictionary. O'Gorman is a lecturer in Victorian literature at the U. of Leeds, and Turner teaches English at Oxford University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754607182
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Debt to Society: Dickens, Fielding, and the Genealogy of Independence 14
2 George Eliot, Rousseau, and the Discipline of Natural Consequences 41
3 'The Dreams of thy Youth': Bucks, Belles and Half-way Men in Victorian Fiction 57
4 The 'High Priest of an Age of Prose and Reason'? Alexander Pope and the Victorians 76
5 The Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-century Representation in Victorian Literary Histories 98
6 The 'Link of Transition': Samuel Johnson and the Victorians 119
7 Departures and Returns: Writing the English Dictionary in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 144
8 Ruskin's Revised Eighteenth Century 163
9 Sincerity in Every Department? Masks, Masculinity, and Market Forces in Eighteenth-century English Men of Letters 182
10 'I am Nothing': A Typology of the Forger from Chatterton to Wilde 203
11 Regarding the Eighteenth Century: Vernon Lee and Emilia Dilke Construct a Period 223
Selected Bibliography 250
Index 262
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