Category: Literature

Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature (The Nineteenth by Carolyn W. De La L. Oulton

By Carolyn W. De La L. Oulton

Carolyn Oulton recovers the options nineteenth-century authors used to justify the suitable of same-sex romantic friendship and the anxieties those techniques demonstrate. trained by means of contemporary insights into the erotic capability of such relationships, yet inquisitive about romantic friendship as an self reliant and completely formulated perfect, Oulton departs from different critics who view romantic friendship as both nebulous and culturally naive or an invocation of homoerotic responsiveness.By contemplating either female and male friendships, Oulton uncovers fabulous parallels among them in novels and poetry through authors akin to Dickens, Tennyson, Disraeli, Charlotte Bronte, and Braddon. Oulton additionally examines behavior manuals, periodicals, and spiritual treatises, tracing advancements from mid-century to the fin de siecle, while romantic friendship first got here below severe assault. Her booklet is a persuasive problem to those that view mid-Victorian England, latest in a nation of joyful pre-Freudian innocence, as unproblematically accommodating of passionate same-sex relationships.

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Mosquito by Roma Tearne

By Roma Tearne

At the lush coast of Sri Lanka, a skilled and lovely younger girl, Nulani, returns daily to the verandah of a seashore condo to color. Her topic is Theo, a author trying to heal from a sad loss and suffering to accomplish a faltering novel. simply as love blossoms among them, the rustic is shaken by way of civil battle. over the years that keep on with, Nulani and Theo needs to depend on their thoughts and the paintings that when introduced them jointly to discover the energy to stand their a lot replaced lives. In an extraordinary and unforgettable paintings, Roma Tearne captures either the fragility and the persistence of affection. the tale unfolds in a beguiling panorama as Tearne provides us with the turmoil of the Sri Lankan civil struggle, instructed surprisingly from a woman's standpoint.

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The Most Dreadful Visitation: Male Madness in Victorian by Valerie Pedlar

By Valerie Pedlar

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of insanity, with psychological ailment functioning as every little thing from an easy plot machine to a remark at the foundations of Victorian society. yet whereas insanity in Victorian fiction has been a lot studied, such a lot scholarship has eager about the portrayal of insanity in ladies; male psychological sickness within the interval has suffered comparative forget. Valerie Pedlar corrects this imbalance in the main Dreadful Visitation . This remarkable learn explores a variety of Victorian writings to contemplate the connection among the portrayal of psychological affliction in literary works and the portrayal of comparable problems within the writings of medical professionals and psychologists. Pedlar provides in-depth stories of Dickens's Barnaby Rudge , Tennyson's Maud , Wilkie Collins's Basil , and Trollope's He Knew He was once correct , contemplating every one paintings within the context of Victorian understandings—and fears—of psychological degeneracy. (20080301)

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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century by Pat Rogers, Paul Baines, Julian Ferraro

By Pat Rogers, Paul Baines, Julian Ferraro

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789 positive aspects assurance of the lives and works of just about 500 awesome writers established within the British Isles from the go back of the British monarchy in 1660 until eventually the French Revolution of 1789.

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