Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ISBN-10:
0198187270
ISBN-13:
9780198187271
Pub. Date:
05/02/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Overview

Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Questions of survival were much discussed during the nineteenth century, ranging from debates over the likelihood of a personal immortality, to anxieties over the more dispersed and unpredictable aftermath of particular acts and utterances. Victorian Afterlives sets out to recover this atmosphere, and to explain why its pressures are still being exercised on and in our own ways of thinking. Moving freely between different fields of inquiry (including literary criticism, philosophy, and the history of science), and written in a lively and accessible style, this major new study redraws the map of nineteenth-century culture to show what the Victorians made of one another, and what they might still help us make of ourselves.

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ISBN-13: 9780198187271
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2002
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Forms of Survival
2. Voices in the Air
3. Tennyson's Sympathy
4. Edward FitzGerald: Under the Influence
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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