A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884

A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814722367
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 570
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Frederic Ewen (1899-1988) was Professor of English Literature at Brooklyn College from 1930 until 1952, when he resigned rather than be fired for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee. He went on to be a successful author and lecturer.

Jeffrey Wollock, an intellectual historian, is Research Director at the Solidarity Foundation in New York.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction
Foreword by Aaron Kramer
Part I: England at the Great Divide:1830–1848
1 The Battle for Reform
2 The Battle for Minds and Secular Salvation: “Utopia” and “Utility”
3 Thomas Carlyle: Out of the “Nay” into the “Everlasting Yea”
4 Charles Dickens: The Novel in “The Battle of Life”
5 John Stuart Mill: The Majesty of Reason
Part II: Russia: Dark Laughter and Siberia
Nikolay Gogol and Young Dostoevsky
1 The Dark Laughter of Nikolay Gogol
2 Young Dostoevsky: The Road to Siberia
Part III: Europe: Revolution 1848–1849
1 The Lightning of Ideas: Reason and Revolution 1835–1848
2 Revolution:1848–1849
3 The Lyre and the Sword: Art and Revolution
Part IV: Swan Song and Elegy: Germany and the Poets
Part V: England: Crystal Palace and Bleak House
Part VI: Woman of Valor: George Eliot and the Victorians
Primary Sources
Secondary Sources
Further Reading for Heroic Imagination and A Half-Century of Greatness

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