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The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the Tradition
     

The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the Tradition

by Francis O'Gorman, Katherine Turner
 

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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

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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 ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754607182
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Francis O'Gorman is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His books include John Ruskin (1999), Late Ruskin: New Contexts (2001), and Blackwell's Critical Guide to the Victorian Novel (2002), and Victorian Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (2004); he has also edited, with Dinah Birch, Ruskin and Gender (2002). Katherine Turner is Associate Professor or English, Mary Baldwin College, USA. She has published on eighteenth-century poetry, travelogues, and women's writing, and her most recent publication is British Travel Writers in Europe 1750-1800: Authorship, Gender and National Identity (2001).

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