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Actresses

Gail Marshall

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Actresses Introduction Studies of the Victorian actress have persisted since the times of the actresses themselves, when they were regarded with ...

Aestheticism

Ruth Livesey

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Aestheticism Introduction Aestheticism can be defined broadly as the elevation of taste and the pursuit of beauty as chief principles in art and ...

Affect

Tamara Ketabgian

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Affect Introduction The Victorian period is renowned for its culture of shared powerful feeling: its mawkish sentimentality, its anxieties of gen...

Arnold, Matthew

Stefano Evangelista

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Matthew Arnold Introduction Matthew Arnold (b. 1822–d. 1888) is one of the most influential writers of the Victorian age. After receiving a Class...

Atheism and Secularization

David Nash

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Atheism and Secularization ...

Autobiography

Samantha Matthews

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Autobiography ...

Barnes, William

Martin Dubois

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

William Barnes Introduction A writer of exceptionally diverse interests and enthusiasms, William Barnes (b. 1801–d. 1886) is now best known as...

Barrett Browning, Elizabeth

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Elizabeth Barrett Browning IntroductionElizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett was born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall in County Durham, the eldest of the twelve ...

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Introduction Mary Elizabeth Braddon (b. 1835–d. 1915) was a Victorian popular novelist best known for her sensation fictio...

Brontë, Charlotte

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Doris Raab

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Charlotte Brontë Introduction Charlotte Brontë (b. 1816–d. 1854) was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) whose bo...

Brontë, Emily

Elisabeth Jay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Emily Brontë IntroductionThe reputation of Emily Jane Brontë (b. 1818–d. 1848) rests on one published novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), and some two ...

Broughton, Rhoda

Catherine Pope

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Rhoda Broughton Introduction Rhoda Broughton (b. 1840–d. 1920) was born in Denbigh, North Wales, the youngest daughter of the Reverend Delves ...

Browning, Robert

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Robert Browning Introduction Robert Browning was born in Camberwell in 1812, the first child of Sarah Anna Browning (née Wiedemann) and Robert Brown...

Caird, Mona

Lisa Surridge

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Mona Caird Introduction The feminist novelist and essayist Mona Caird (b. 1854–d. 1932) was propelled to fame in the summer of 1888 when her W...

Carlyle, Thomas

David Sorensen, Brent E. Kinser

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Thomas Carlyle Introduction In the history of English literature, few figures have risen to such commanding heights and fallen to such neglect...

Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism

Carol Herringer

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism Introduction At the beginning of the 19th century, the Roman Catholic Church in Britain was small, quiescent,...

Chartism

Kirstie Blair

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Chartism Introduction Chartism was a national political movement, associated with working-class radicalism, with the avowed goal of forcing the Brit...

Children's Literature

Roderick McGillis

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Children’s Literature Introduction At the outset of the Victorian period, children’s literature continued the tradition of the moral story as ...

Christian Church, The

Matthew Bradley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

The Christian Church Introduction The changes and challenges to religion are one of the defining features of the Victorian period and its liter...

City, The

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

The City Introduction The 19th century saw the rise of the world’s first great metropolis, London, and the transformation of several northern B...

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