The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)

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  • Full Title : The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317579887
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This bibliography, first published in 1989, brings together a number of reviews of the early Dickens which appeared in contemporary magazines, newspapers, and quarterlies during the eight years between 1833 and 1841. The chronological arrangement of reviews, both of Dickens and others, forms the core of this study. This book is perfect for those studying Dickens and his works in-depth.


The Status of Women in Classical Economic Thought

By Robert William Dimand,Chris Nyland
  • Full Title : The Status of Women in Classical Economic Thought
  • Author : Robert William Dimand,Chris Nyland
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781781956854
  • Pages : 315
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book explores how the classical economists explained the status of women in society. As the essays show, the focus of the classical school was not nearly as limited to the activities of men as conventional wisdom has supposed. Chris Nyland from Monash University.


The Carlyle Encyclopedia

By Mark Cumming
  • Full Title : The Carlyle Encyclopedia
  • Author : Mark Cumming
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780838637920
  • Pages : 521
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Carlyle Encyclopedia is the new standard, single-volume reference work on the lives and writings of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Written by over fifty contributors from the United States, Scotland, England, Canada, and Germany, it offers detailed accounts of central topics in Carlyle studies and provides bibliographic citations which direct the reader's attention to a wide range of additional sources. The Carlyle Encyclopedia focuses primarily on Thomas Carlyle. It reflects the range of his interests and resists stereotyped impression of who he was and what he believed. It covers Carlyle's entire life, without privileging any particular work or period, and locates Carlyle in his time and place, in the context of a rich and challenging age. The Carlyle Encyclopedia also gives a balanced assessment of Jane Welsh Carlyle, which avoids either belittling her or overestimating her achievement. It avoids the reductive and contradictory stereotypes of her which were offered by early biographers of Thomas Carlyle and offers instead a study of her varied friendships and her trenchant observations on contemporary life. The Carlyle Encyclopedia will interest a variety of readers who concern themselves with literature, social history, the history of ideas, Victorian culture, and Scottish studies.


Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers

By Susan Mumm
  • Full Title : Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers
  • Author : Susan Mumm
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0567465950
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A study of the social history and cultural significance of the sisterhoods that sprang up in Victorian Britain, examining the lives of women who pushed the boundaries of what women could do within the Anglican Church and paved the way for modern social workers. So successful were they in organizing and recruiting that they threatened to undermine the ideal of domestic life for women.


Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill

By John Stuart Mill
  • Full Title : Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • ISBN Code : 3736814879
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

There are few circumstances among those which make up the present condition of human knowledge, more unlike what might have been expected, or more significant of the backward state in which speculation on the most important subjects still lingers, than the little progress which has been made in the decision of the controversy respecting the criterion of right and wrong. From the dawn of philosophy, the question concerning the summum bonum, or, what is the same thing, concerning the foundation of morality, has been accounted the main problem in speculative thought, has occupied the most gifted intellects, and divided them into sects and schools, carrying on a vigorous warfare against one another. And after more than two thousand years the same discussions continue, philosophers are still ranged under the same contending banners, and neither thinkers nor mankind at large seem nearer to being unanimous on the subject, than when the youth Socrates listened to the old Protagoras, and asserted (if Plato's dialogue be grounded on a real conversation) the theory of utilitarianism against the popular morality of the so-called sophist.


Britain and Tibet 1765-1947

By Julie Marshall
  • Full Title : Britain and Tibet 1765-1947
  • Author : Julie Marshall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134327846
  • Pages : 648
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period from 1765 to 1947. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance. The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and articles in their historical context. This work is both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.


The Age of Acquiescence

By Steve Fraser
  • Full Title : The Age of Acquiescence
  • Author : Steve Fraser
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • ISBN Code : 0316333743
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to solve that mystery. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation brilliantly examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of fear. Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year.


Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction

By M.C. Rintoul
  • Full Title : Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction
  • Author : M.C. Rintoul
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136119329
  • Pages : 1200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Fascinating and comprehensive in scope, the Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction is a valuable source for both students and teachers of literature, and for those interested in locating the facts behind the fiction they read. In a single, scholarly volume, it provides intriguing insight into the real identity of people and places in the novels of over 300 American and British authors published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Silver Fork Society

By Alison Adburgham
  • Full Title : Silver Fork Society
  • Author : Alison Adburgham
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 0571295916
  • Pages : 362
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

During the years when George IV ruled the United Kingdom, first as Prince Regent then as King, his extravagant tastes served to characterize the times - the Regency period being identified strongly with new trends in British architecture, fashion and culture. The literary expression of this era was the genre of so-called 'silver fork' novels set in fashionable London society. Initially devoured as authentic insights into the rarefied world of the best social circles, these novels were thus serving as etiquette primers for growing numbers of nouveaux riches. The detail and dcor of the novels gives them an enduring socio-historical interest, hence the value of Alison Adburgham's study, first published in 1983, which offers astute readings of such 'silver fork' specialists as Disraeli, Bulwer-Lytton, and Catherine Gore. With an assured eye for the social context of these works, Adburgham explores the class tensions and complex social interactions behind the high sheen of the silver fork.


A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot

By Constance M. Fulmer,Margaret E. Barfield
  • Full Title : A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot
  • Author : Constance M. Fulmer,Margaret E. Barfield
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135814716
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The William Makepeace Thackeray Library

By Richard Pearson
  • Full Title : The William Makepeace Thackeray Library
  • Author : Richard Pearson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1315471639
  • Pages : 359
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

First published in 1996, The William Makepeace Thackeray Library is a collection of works written by and about the novelist. This sixth volume contains the work of Lewis Melville, one of the most productive biographers and critics of Thackeray at the turn of the 20th century. Richard Pearson’s helpful introduction not only provides additional information on the biographer himself, but also analyses the text and tracks its development over time. This book will be of interest to those studying Thackeray and nineteenth-century literature.


Thomas Carlyle

By Jules Paul Siegel
  • Full Title : Thomas Carlyle
  • Author : Jules Paul Siegel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134781172
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in liteature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.


Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals

By Kathryn Ledbetter
  • Full Title : Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals
  • Author : Kathryn Ledbetter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317046234
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This is the first book-length study of Tennyson's record of publication in Victorian periodicals. Despite Tennyson's supposed hostility to periodicals, Ledbetter shows that he made a career-long habit of contributing to them and in the process revealed not only his willingness to promote his career but also his status as a highly valued commodity. Tennyson published more than sixty poems in serial publications, from his debut as a Cambridge prize-winning poet with "Timbuctoo" in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal to his last public composition as Poet Laureate with "The Death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale" in The Nineteenth Century. In addition, poems such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" were shaped by his reading of newspapers. Ledbetter explores the ironies and tensions created by Tennyson's attitudes toward publishing in Victorian periodicals and the undeniable benefits to his career. She situates the poet in an interdependent commodity relationship with periodicals, viewing his individual poems as textual modules embedded in a page of meaning inscribed by the periodical's history, the poet's relationship with the periodical's readers, an image sharing the page whether or not related to the poem, and cultural contexts that create new meanings for Tennyson's work. Her book enriches not only our understanding of Tennyson's relationship to periodical culture but the textual implications of a poem's relationship with other texts on a periodical page and the meanings available to specific groups of readers targeted by individual periodicals.


Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910

By Melissa S. Van Vuuren
  • Full Title : Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910
  • Author : Melissa S. Van Vuuren
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780810877276
  • Pages : 340
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This volume discusses traditional and new resources for researching British literature of the Victorian and Edwardian ages and the ways in which those resources can be used in conjunction with one another.


Ninety Degrees North

By Fergus Fleming
  • Full Title : Ninety Degrees North
  • Author : Fergus Fleming
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0802197531
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The author of Barrow’s Boys offers a fascinating look at the exploration of the Arctic in the nineteenth century. Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, the Seattle Times, Publishers Weekly, and Time In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe? Or was it just a wilderness of ice? When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1845, explorers decided it was time to find out. In scintillating detail, Ninety Degrees North tells of the vying governments (including the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Austria-Hungary) and fantastic eccentrics (from Swedish balloonists to Italian aristocrats) who, despite their heroic failures, often achieved massive celebrity as they battled shipwreck, starvation, and sickness to reach the top of the world. Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fergus Fleming recounts this riveting saga of humankind’s search for the ultimate goal with consummate craftsmanship and wit. “Barely a page goes by without the loss of a crew member or a body part . . . Fleming [is] a marvelous teller of tales—and a superb thumbnail biographer.” —The Observer “A fable of men driven to extremes by the lust for knowledge as epic as a Greek myth.” —Time


Franz Liszt

By Michael Saffle
  • Full Title : Franz Liszt
  • Author : Michael Saffle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113583959X
  • Pages : 536
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



By Lucasta Miller
  • Full Title : L.E.L.
  • Author : Lucasta Miller
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 0525655352
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark side of sexuality--by the acclaimed author of The Brontë Myth ("wonderfully entertaining . . . spellbinding"--New York Times Book Review; "ingenious"--The New Yorker). "None among us dares to say / What none will choose to hear"--L.E.L., "Lines of Life" Letitita Elizabeth Landon--pen name L.E.L.--dared to say it and made sure she was heard. Hers was a life lived in a blaze of scandal and worship, one of the most famous women of her time, the Romantic Age in London's 1820s, her life and writing on the ascendency as Byron's came to an end. Lucasta Miller tells the full story and re-creates the literary London of her time. She was born in 1802 and was shaped by the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, a time of conservatism when values were in flux. She began publishing poetry in her teens and came to be known as a daring poet of thwarted romantic love. We see L.E.L. as an emblematic figure who embodied a seismic cultural shift, the missing link between the age of Byron and the creation of Victorianism. Miller writes of Jane Eyre as the direct connection to L.E.L.--its first-person confessional voice, its Gothic extremes, its love triangle, and in its emphasis on sadomasochistic romantic passion.


A Victorian Art of Fiction

By John Charles Olmsted
  • Full Title : A Victorian Art of Fiction
  • Author : John Charles Olmsted
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317269101
  • Pages : 712
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

First published in 1979, this collection of sixty-three essays on the novel drawn from ten periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1850. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals thought were the most urgent critical concerns facing the working reviewer. Including an introduction which assesses the issues raised by the best periodicals at the time, this anthology is designed to provide students of Victorian fiction and critical theory with a collection of essays on the art of fiction in a convenient and durable form.


John Herschel's Cape Voyage

By Steven Ruskin
  • Full Title : John Herschel's Cape Voyage
  • Author : Steven Ruskin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351925156
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In 1833 John Herschel sailed from London to Cape Town, southern Africa, to undertake (at his own expense) an astronomical exploration of the southern heavens, as well as a terrestrial exploration of the area around Cape Town. After his return to England in 1838, and as a result of his voyage, he was highly esteemed and became Britain's most recognized man of science. In 1847 his southern hemisphere astronomical observations were published as the Cape Results. The main argument of Ruskin's book is that Herschel's voyage and the publication of the Cape Results, in addition to their contemporary scientific importance, were also significant for nineteenth-century culture and politics. In this book it is demonstrated that the reason for Herschel's widespread cultural renown was the popular notion that his voyage to the Cape was a project aligned with the imperial ambitions of the British government. By leaving England for one of its colonies, and pursuing there a significant scientific project, Herschel was seen in the same light as other British men of science (like James Cook and Richard Lander) who had also undertaken voyages of exploration and discovery at the behest of their nation. It is then demonstrated that the production of the Cape Results, in part because of Herschel's status as Britain's scientific figurehead, was a significant political event. Herschel's decision to journey to the Cape for the purpose of surveying the southern heavens was of great significance to almost all of Britain and much of the continent. It is the purpose of this book to make a case for the scientific, cultural, and political significance of Herschel's Cape voyage and astronomical observations, as a means of demonstrating the relationship of scientific practice to broader aspects of imperial culture and politics in the nineteenth century.


William Allingham

By Alan Warner
  • Full Title : William Allingham
  • Author : Alan Warner
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780838778999
  • Pages : 90
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English