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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Rebecca Stott, Simon Avery
February 17, 2003

This volume will provide students with an introduction to the poetry and life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most popular poets of her day in Britain and America and who has become one of the great icons of Victorianism for the modern age. The authors present a biographical survey, study...

Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde

Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde

Neil Sammells
June 28, 2000

This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book...

Robert Browning

Robert Browning

John Woolford, Daniel Karlin
April 11, 1996

Robert Browning (1812-89) rivals Tennyson as the major Victorian poet with such important works as Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, Dramatic Personae and the monumental The Ring and the Book. He is known for his development of the dramatic monologue in which he...

Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction

Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction

Christine Rees
August 24, 1995

Utopian fiction was a particularly rich and important genre during the eighteenth century. It was during this period that a relatively new phenomenon appeared: the merging of utopian writing per se with other fictional genres, such as the increasingly dominant novel. However, while early modern and...

Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writing

Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writing

Michael Baron
February 06, 1995

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety of his writing by showing how it incorporates contemporary concepts of language...

Forms of Speech in Victorian Fiction

Forms of Speech in Victorian Fiction

Raymond Chapman
May 31, 1994

Forms of Speech in Victorian Fiction examines how Victorian writers used dialogue in the presentation of characters and the relationships between them, and its contribution to the work as a whole. Quoting over a hundred novels of the period, including all the major authors, many fascinating topics...

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