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By Caroline Blyth

This quantity is either a vital source for undergraduates and graduates learning Victorian and Decadent literature and an instructive paintings for enthusiastic readers of verse. The broad span of the 1872–1900 epoch allows readers to understand in nice intensity the literary advancements that ended in the fin de siècle, not like such a lot stories of this era, which concentration completely at the Eighteen Nineties, without relation to cultural and ancient advancements within the past very important decades.

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You don’t believe in history,’ said William. 1 It is a peculiar time, because it is in these final decades of the age, partly mediated through the loss of Dickens in 1870, John Stuart Mill in 1873, and, subsequently, the deaths of Browning in 1889, Tennyson in 1892, and Ruskin, Wilde, and Nietzsche in 1900 that the idea of what it is to be ‘Victorian’ begins to take shape. 2 Yet as the century turned, many of these patterns remain, in the Kermodian sense, ‘disconfirmed’. In 1900 alone Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, Thomas Mann Buddenbrooks, Henry James abandoned the novel he would never finish in order to start work on The Ambassadors, and Conrad’s Lord Jim appeared.

Xix. 4 Introduction The startling juxtaposition of realism and phantasmagoria, of contemporary scientific discourse with the traditional language of creation (‘the face of the waters’) is signal of the fusion of scientific culture with religion in the period, itself part of the expanding verbal empire of systematic philology. Blind’s poetry draws on the Bible; as her contemporary Constance Naden’s verse does, in its analogue of Darwin as Solomon. For Hopkins, ‘The telling of time our task is [.

578. 579. 580. 581. 582. 583. 584. 585. 809 809 810 810 811 812 812 813 814 Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae Flos Lunae Spleen ‘You would have understood me, had you waited’ Terre Promise To William Theodore Peters on his Renaissance Cloak Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration To One in Bedlam Lionel Johnson (1867–1902) 814 586. 587. 588. 589. 590. 591. ’) (1867–1935) 820 592. 593. 820 821 Sacrifice The Mid-World xxxii Contents (Robert) Laurence Binyon (1869–1943) 594.

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