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The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Revolution and Republic (1848–50)

Wendy S. Mercer.

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892)

September 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 11997 words.

The February days of the 1848 revolution forced Marmier to be confined to Paris. Salvandy lost his portfolio in the change of government, and was replaced by Falloux, a liberal Catholic....

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Mary Barton (1848)

Patsy Stoneman.

in Elizabeth Gaskell

September 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 5604 words.

Most critics deplore the presence of ‘extraneous factors’ such as the love story and the murder plot in Mary Barton. Elizabeth Gaskell dissociated herself from ‘political economy’ because...

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Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 115 words.

and friend of Dickens from 1841. ‘Captain Marryat’ established his popular reputation in the early 1830s with nautical adventure

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revolutions of 1848

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 329 words.

Living in *Coventry with her father and as yet untravelled on the Continent, George Eliot observed the events of the

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Baines, Edward (1774–1848)

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 282 words.

the *Leeds Mercury from 1801, when he bought the copyright, goodwill, and materials of the printing business from his former employers Binns and Brown, booksellers and publishers of Leeds...

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French revolutions, 1830 and 1848

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

The Bourbon king Charles X of France who succeeded to the throne in 1824 after the death of his brother, the constitutional monarch Louis XVIII, had led the Ultras, the ...

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Olmeijer, William Charales (1848–1900)

Edited by Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore.

in Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 584 words.

a *Java-born Dutch Eurasian whom Conrad met on four visits to Berau in east *Borneo between September

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Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)

Edited by Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore.

in Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 580 words.

a major role model and literary influence on Conrad. Like Conrad, Frederick Marryat went off to sea as a youth

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Poradowska, Marguerite (1848–1937)

Edited by Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore.

in Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 545 words.

Conrad’s distant cousin by marriage and one of his closest friends in the immediate pre-literary years of his career. Marguerite

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Donizetti, Gaetano (1797–1848)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 117 words.

Donizetti's La Favorite (1840) was the first opera George Eliot saw (L iv. 145). She saw Les

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Paterson, Helen (1848–1926)

Edited by Norman Page.

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 267 words.

She produced the illustrations for the serial version of Far from the Madding Crowd in 1874. Hardy's autobiography recalls

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Allen, Grant (1848–99)

Edited by Norman Page.

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 155 words.

Born in Canada, he settled in England and began his literary career as a popularizer of scientific subjects, contributing to

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French revolutions, 1830 and 1848

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 483 words.

The Bourbon king Charles X of France who succeeded to the throne in 1824 after the death of his brother, the constitutional monarch ...

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Lady's Magazine, The (1770–1848)

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 318 words.

one of the most influential periodicals of the later 18th and early 19th century. Published monthly and sold for sixpence a copy, it promised to entertain and educate through poetry, short...

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Unwin, T[homas] Fisher (1848–1935)

Edited by Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore.

in Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 504 words.

founder of the Unwin publishing house in 1882, who brought out Conrad’s first novel (Almayer’s Folly) and

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Chateaubriand, François‐René, vicomte de (1768–1848) ((historical))

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 159 words.

A founder of French Romanticism and one of its leading authors, he was also admired in England. Twelve‐year‐old Branwell, writing as ...

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Social-Problem Novel

Bethan Carney.

in Victorian Literature

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 9872 words.

“Social-problem novels” (also known as “industrial,” “social,” or “condition-of-England” novels) are a group of mid-19th-century fictions concerned with the condition of the working classes...

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Tilley, Sir John (1813–98)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 188 words.

Post Office employee, surveyor (1838); Assistant Secretary (1848); Secretary (1864–80); married Trollope's sister

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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1810–65)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 90 words.

author of socially realistic novels such as Mary Barton (1848), North and South (1855), and domestic

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Anne Brontë

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

(1820–1849) British novelist and poet

Agnes Grey (1847) FictionThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) Fiction

Agnes Grey (1847) Fiction

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall...

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