Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and Empire by Stephen ArataFictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and Empire by Stephen Arata

Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and Empire

byStephen Arata

Paperback | February 12, 2009

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British culture in the 1880s and 1890s was marked by a strong sense of decline. Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle examines the ways in which perceptions of loss were cast into archetypal stories that sought to account for the culture's troubles and assuage its anxieties. By examining the work of a wide range of writers--from Kipling to Wilde, from Stevenson to Stoker--Stephen Arata shows how the nation's twin obsessions with decadence and imperialism became intertwined in the thought of the period.
Title:Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:February 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521101271

ISBN - 13:9780521101271

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Strange Cases, Common Fates; Part II. Between the body and history; Part III. The sins of Empire; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

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"His is a solid contribution to studies of late Victorian culture." Joseph W. Childers