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A “Rightly Constructed Boys Life”

Richard S. Lowry.

in ‘Littery Man’

October 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 19634 words.

The author suggests three major cultural transformations which best describe the writing of Mark Twain: capital, culture, and education. The second one is tackled in detail in this chapter....

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A ‘poor crotchety picture of several things’

Porscha Fermanis.

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 10635 words.

This chapter argues that Thomas Carlyle’s Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (1845) enacts a methodological struggle between the ‘artist’ and the ‘workman’, associating the ‘artist...

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A ‘Voice from out the Wilderness’

Anthony Howe.

in Byron and the Forms of Thought

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 11874 words.

This chapter focusses on Byron’s drama Cain and re-thinks its traditional reception as a work of philosophical poetry – a philosophical argument, that is, that happens to be expressed in...

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‘A beauty treatment that leaves us glowing’? Female masturbation and its consequences

Diane Mason.

in The Secret Vice

August 2008; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 10979 words.

This chapter begins to take a broader look at the way the symptoms of masturbation can be seen to map over those of other conditions. The chapter commences with a detailed consideration of...

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À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–56)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 233 words.

His ‘burlesque ballad opera’ The Revolt of the Workhouse (1834) influenced Oliver Twist (to William Mitchell, 16

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‘A Being More Intense’: Byron

Michael O'Neill.

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

July 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 9571 words.

This chapter discusses performative intensity in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Of the former poem it is argued that the text frequently persuades us we are in touch with the self...

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‘A Body Without a Head’: Culture Shock in Dickens's <i>American Notes</i> (1842)

Juliet John.

in Dickens and Mass Culture

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 12496 words.

This chapter differs from existing readings by explaining Dickens's change of heart about America in terms that go beyond the autobiographical, and in a way that sees his various quarrels...

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“A Case of Metaphysics”

Anna Kornbluh.

in Realizing Capital

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 8154 words.

This introduction establishes the problem of realizing fictitious capital as it appeared to the Victorian observers of financialization and chronic financial crisis, and as theorized by...

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‘A deeper nature’: Malthus, Poetry, and Political Economy

PHILIP CONNELL.

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

March 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 20115 words.

The year 1798 has traditionally enjoyed a certain prominence in the canons of both English literature and economic thought. In each case, however, the justification for such distinction can...

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A. G. Rochelle

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A fair-haired girl whose parents are dead, in the Gondal saga. When she is imprisoned, she is looked after by her former playfellow Julian M. who grows to love and ...

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