A Community of One: Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

A Community of One: Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Martin A. Danahay

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ISBN-13: 9780791415122
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/01/1993
Series: SUNY series, The Margins of Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

A Room of His Own: The Masculine Subject of British Autobiography

Autonomy and Community in Nineteenth-Century British Autobiography

From Community to Society: Ferdinand Tönnies and Victorian Subjectivity

Inner and Outer in Autobiography

Chapter One

Autobiography and the Loss of Community: From Augustine's Confessions to Wordsworth's The Prelude

Chapter Two

The Liminal Subject of Romantic Autobiography

Chapter Three

Romantic Anti-Autobiography and Repression

Chapter Four

From Romantic to Victorian Autobiography

Ruskin, Tennyson, and the Loss of Nature

"A Profound Duplicity of Life": Repression and the Split Subject of Victorian Autobiography

Chapter Five

Subjected Autonomy in Victorian Autobiography: John Stuart Mill and Edmund Gosse

Chapter Six

"Dialogue of the Mind with Itself": Matthew Arnold and Monologism

Conclusion

Virginia Woolf and the Prison of Consciousness

Works Cited

Index

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