English Fiction From The Fifth To The Twentieth Century

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCarl Holliday

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Nineteenth-century Fiction Social And Literary Conditions The many tokens of an industrial, economic, religious, and intellectual awakening coming with the nineteenth century are too well known to need a fresh enumeration in this study. The formerly impossible became the modern commonplace; the miraculous ceased to be wonderful; the dreams of medieval romances became the matter-of-fact inventions of modern genius. It is doubtful whether any thousand years of the world's history, with the possible exception of the Renaissance period, equaled this one century in marvelous changes. A new enthusiasm seemed to enter the heart of humanity; a wider belief, a more fervent zeal, a nobler conception of man and his God. Science and Democracy compelled social and religious changes that caused the world to progress by leaps and bounds. The nations came to know one another as never before; the comforts of life reached the masses in a manner never seen in previous eras; the luxuries of the past became the necessities of the day. But with these advances appeared many dangerous tendencies. Science shook the very foundations of creeds, and compelled them to rebuild or fall in ruins. The broadening of educational advantages granted more thought to the masses, and the result was a demand for rights that shook the social structure of the nations. The invention of machinery, while making food, clothing, and numerous necessities much more plentiful, made different classes of laborers far more dependent upon one another, and the sufferings of the one class affected all others. The inevitable result was a fervent recognition of the brotherhood existing among workers and a realization of their vast power in the affairs of the world. Never, therefore, has man in any other...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Nineteenth-century Fiction Social And Literary Conditions The many tokens of an industrial, economic, religious, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217469515

ISBN - 13:9780217469517

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