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Darwinism

Alexis Harley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Darwinism Introduction In 1859 Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoure...

Death

Claire Wood

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

DeathIntroductionDeath was a familiar part of life in the Victorian age. Infant mortality remained high throughout the 19th century and it was only in...

Decadence

Matthew Bradley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Decadence Introduction Decadence is a literary category originally associated with a number of French writers in the mid-19th century, most notably ...

Dickens, Charles

Juliet John

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Charles Dickens Introduction Charles John Huffam Dickens was, and remains, the most well-known novelist of the 19th century. Born in Portsmout...

Disraeli, Benjamin

Nils Clausson

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Benjamin DisraeliIntroductionBenjamin Disraeli (b. 1804–d. 1881) is unique among Victorian novelists in that, outside of specialists in Victorian lite...

Domesticity

Monica F. Cohen

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

DomesticityIntroductionDomesticity refers to the lived experience of private life, the material dimensions of the home, and an ideology that imaginati...

Dowson, Ernest

Kirsten MacLeod

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Ernest Dowson ...

Du Maurier, George

Verity Jane Hunt

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

George Du Maurier Introduction George Du Maurier (b. 1834–d. 1896), the celebrated Victorian cartoonist and novelist, is the author of Trilby (18...

Ecology in Victorian Literature

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Ecology in Victorian LiteratureIntroductionEcology, as a topic in studies of Victorian literature, is both longstanding and new. As recently as 2015, ...

Education

Jenny Holt

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Education Introduction In many ways the history of education goes hand in hand with the history of literacy and the history of reading. For thi...

Eliot, George

Gail Marshall

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

George Eliot Introduction George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans in Warwickshire in 1819. Before she died in 1880, she had become one of the most n...

Empire

Grace Moore

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Empire Introduction The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) heralded the beginning of a scholarly interest in the literature of im...

Epic Tradition, The

Isobel Hurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

The Epic TraditionIntroductionEpic occupied a prominent position as the highest test of poetic genius, yet any poet imprudent enough to attempt an epi...

Evangelicalism

Richard Gibson, Timothy Larsen

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

EvangelicalismIntroductionEvangelicalism is an international Christian movement that arose from impulses of revival and renewal in 18th-century Protes...

Feminism

Molly Youngkin

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

FeminismIntroductionAlthough there is overlap with categories in Oxford Bibliographies entries such as Gender, Sexuality, Homosexuality, and the New W...

Fiction, Detective

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Detective FictionIntroductionMuch of 19th-century detective fiction was published in periodicals, the form of Victorian detective fiction being primar...

Fiction, Sensation

Matthew Rubery

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sensation Fiction Introduction Sensation fiction was a literary genre that achieved enormous popularity during the 1860s in Britain. The first an...

Field, Michael

Rhian Williams

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Michael FieldIntroduction“Michael Field” is the pseudonym shared by the writers, aunt and niece, and likely lovers Katharine Bradley (b. 1846) and Edi...

Fin de Siècle

Ruth Livesey

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Fin de Siècle Introduction In its simplest definition, “fin de siècle” refers to the end of a century, yet at the end of the 19th century in Br...

France

Nathalie Vanfasse

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

FranceIntroductionWhat kind of knowledge did the Victorians have about 19th-century France, and what were their representations of France during a per...

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