A Victorian Wanderer: The Life of Thomas Arnold the Younger by Bernard BergonziA Victorian Wanderer: The Life of Thomas Arnold the Younger by Bernard Bergonzi

A Victorian Wanderer: The Life of Thomas Arnold the Younger

byBernard Bergonzi

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A biography of Matthew Arnold's Catholic younger brother Tom, a scholar, teacher, and self-styled 'wanderer'. Arnold's path in life took him, after a brilliant start at Oxford, to colonial New Zealand, to Tasmania, to Dublin, back to Oxford, and once more to Dublin, where he died in 1900. Hisspiritual wanderings led him into the Catholic Church, then out of it for some years, and finally back to it. He was close both to Matthew and to John Henry Newman, and his relations with them show unfamiliar aspects of these eminent Victorians. As a young man, Tom Arnold knew the elderlyWordsworth, and Arthur Hugh Clough was his closest friend. He was acquainted with such celebrated Oxford personalities as Benjamin Jowett, Mark Pattison, and Lewis Carroll; as a Professor of English in Dublin he was a colleague of Gerard Manley Hopkins; and in the last year of his life he read andapproved of an undergraduate essay by James Joyce.The book makes an original contribution to Victorian studies at the same time as telling an absorbing human story. An appendix contains a previously unpublished letter from Matthew Arnold to his brother.

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Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick. His publications include: The Early H. G. Wells (MUP 1961) Heroes' Twilight (Constable 1965, Macmillan 1980, Carcanet 1996) The Situation of the Novel (Macmillan 1970, 1979) T. S. Eliot (Macmillan, 1972, 1978) The Turn of a Century (Macmillan 1973) Gerard ...
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Title:A Victorian Wanderer: The Life of Thomas Arnold the YoungerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.76 inPublished:May 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Family and childhood2. Oxford and London3. New Zealand4. Van Diemen's Land5. Dublin6. Birmingham7. Oxford again8. London again9. Dublin again10. Golden autumnAppendix: A letter from Matthew ArnoldBibliography