Conflict and Difference in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Hardcover | May 28, 2010

EditorD. Birch

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The confidence of the Victorian age was not built on consensus; the Victorians were divided between multiple views of the political, religious and social issues that motivated their changing aspirations. Such contentions were a fundamental aspect of the literature of the period, and this book proposes new ways of understanding their significance.

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The confidence of the Victorian age was not built on consensus; the Victorians were divided between multiple views of the political, religious and social issues that motivated their changing aspirations. Such contentions were a fundamental aspect of the literature of the period, and this book proposes new ways of understanding their si...

DINAH BIRCH is Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University, UK. MARK LLEWELLYN is a Lecturer in the School of English at Liverpool University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:257 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 28, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221556

ISBN - 13:9780230221550

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction--D.Birch &--M.Llewellyn
Argument as Conflict Then and Now--H.Small
Ever a Fighter: Brownings Struggle with Conflict--H.F.Tucker
Conflict and Imperial Communication: Narrating the First Afghan War--M.OCinneide
Off-White Indians--K.Flint
The Interpretation of Daydreams: Reverie as Site of Conflict in Early Victorian Psychiatry--N.Ford
If I am not grotesque I am nothing: Aubrey Beardsley and Disabled Identities in Conflict--A.Tankard
Negotiating the Gentle-Man: Male Nursing and Class Conflict in the High Victorian Period--H.Furneaux
Resolved in defiance of fool and of knave?: Chartism, Children and Conflict--M.Chase
Conversing with Monstrosities: evolutionary theory and the contemporary response to Wilkie Collins--J.M.Allan
Dickens and the Heritage Industry: or, Culture and the Commodity--J.John
The King and Who? Dance, Difference, and Identity in Anna Leonowens and The King and I--S.A.Weltman
The Utmost Intricacies of the Souls Pathways: The Significance of Syntax in George Eliots Felix Holt, The Radical (1866)--M.Raines
Culture Wars? Arnolds Essays in Criticism and the Rise of Journalism 1864-1895--L.Brake
Shrieking Sisters and Bawling Brothers: Sibling Rivalry in Sarah Grand and Mary Cholmondeley--G.Ofek
After Eternal Punishment: Fin de Sicle as Literary Eschatology--M.Bradley
Index