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The Victorian Novel Dreams of the RealConventions and Ideology

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology

Audrey Jaffe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190269937
eISBN:
9780190269951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269937.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real argues that Victorian novelistic realism is a product of the Victorians’ overarching desire, both cultural and ideological, for the real. What the book calls ... More

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Kirstie Blair

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273942
eISBN:
9780191706592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers why and how the heart became a vital image in Victorian poetry, and argues that the intense focus on heart imagery in many major Victorian poems highlights anxieties in this ... More

Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Paul Turner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book continues the story of English literature through most of the Victorian period — a period that in religion and politics, science and technology, social life and its physical environment, ... More

Victorian Political Culture'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Angus Hawkins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This is a study of British political culture from the 1790s to c.1900. It explores the public values animating electoral activity, partisan attitudes, and political organization. It describes the ... More

Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Rick Rylance

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian psychology was fiercely controversial and contested by parties representing the whole span of nineteenth-century opinion. It developed from a theory of the soul to one which understood the ... More

Victorian ReformationThe Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In early Victorian England the cross was widely thought to be a deadly idol that led worshippers to the devil. This book is a study of the intense anxieties surrounding ‘idolatry’ which was, in a ... More

Victorian Religious RevivalsCulture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

David Bebbington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Revivals were outburst of religious enthusiasm in which there were numerous conversions. They occurred in many places across the globe, but revealed the shared characteristics of evangelical ... More

Victorian Soundscapes

Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More

The Victorian Verse-NovelAspiring to Life

The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More

Victorian Women Writers and the ClassicsThe Feminine of Homer

Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Isobel Hurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book brings together two lines of enquiry in recent criticism: the reception of ancient Greece and Rome, and women as writers and readers in the 19th century. A classical education has been ... More

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