English prose of the Victorian era

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Oxford University Press , New York
English prose literature -- 19th ce
Statementchosen and edited by Charles Frederick Harrold and William D. Templeman.
ContributionsHarrold, Charles Frederick, 1897-1948., Templeman, William D. 1903-
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. ., lxxx, 1743 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14080360M
OCLC/WorldCa19604313

While the prose of Romantic Movement was highly imaginative, written for the sole purpose of describing personal experiences, nor for exploring the realms of imaginations, but for intellectual debate on contemporary problems of religion, philosophy, politics and arts.

Characteristics Victorian Realism. Coming down to the history of English Literature from the Romantic Age of Idealism to the. More than in any previous era, English literary prose during those years was intimately related to life and thought. It mirrored the rise and fall and vicissitudes of doctrines, ideals, political principles, religious conceptions, scientific theories, and cultural change.

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Charles Frederick Harrold. Victorian Prose Writers in English Literature - Conservative by temperament and religious by inheritance, most of the first generation Victorians were against the new forces of industry, utilitarian ethics and political democracy.

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English literature - English literature - Dickens: Charles Dickens first attracted attention with the descriptive essays and tales originally written for newspapers, beginning inand collected as Sketches by “Boz” ().

On the strength of this volume, Dickens contracted to write a historical novel in the tradition of Scott (eventually published as Barnaby Rudge in ).

Posted: Ap by The Book Club Over the six decades of Queen Victoria’s reign, s works of prose fiction were published in Great Britain alone. In this video, we take a brief overview of what made the Victorian era the golden age of the English novel, and what factors especially influenced the literature of the period.

Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (–) (the Victorian era).It was preceded by Romanticism and followed by the Edwardian era (–).

While in the preceding Romantic period, poetry had been the conquerors, novels were the emperors of the Victorian period. [clarification needed] Charles Dickens (–   –, English novelist and poet, b. near Dorchester, one of the great English writers of the 19th cent Kingsley, Charles ( - ) Kingsley Author: Winnie Shyam.

Prose-Writers of the Early Victorian Period The early Victorian prose is in keeping with the energetic temperament of the time. An expansive energy seems to be characteristic of the whole period, displaying itself as freely in literature as in the development of science, geographical exploration and the rapidity of economic change.

Biographical chronologies, commentaries, selected bibliographies and notes: p.

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[]; Selected bibliography on the Victorian era: p. English poetry › Middle English, › Modernized versions (1) Erotic fiction,English (1) Sade, marquis de, › Translations into English (1). We often assume the Victorians had puritanical attitudes to sex, but this was far from the reality.

From familiar classics to neglected gems, Claire Jarvis —Stanford academic and author of Exquisite Masochism: Sex, Marriage and the Novel Form— selects the best books on sex in Victorian literature.

I t seems like the topic of sex in. 19th Century British History - Victorian Era () 1 - 20 of results victorian book. event plan a victorian tea party. book by tom hunt. book by peter malpass the first modern cruiser is not easy to define, but this book starts with the earliest steam paddle warships, covers the evolution of screw-driven frigates, corvettes.

English literature - English literature - The post-Romantic and Victorian eras: Self-consciousness was the quality that John Stuart Mill identified, inas “the daemon of the men of genius of our time.” Introspection was inevitable in the literature of an immediately Post-Romantic period, and the age itself was as prone to self-analysis as were its individual authors.

With its fifty-six substantial selections, Victorian Prose reaches beyond the work of Carlyle, Newman, Mill, Arnold, and Ruskin to uncover an array of lesser-known voices of the era.

Women writers are given full attention—writings by Mary Prince, Dinah M. Craik, Florence Nightingale, Frances P. Cobbe, and Lucie Duff Gordon are among the entries. Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses the surviving literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England (Jutes and the Angles) c.

after the withdrawal of the Romans, and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in These works include genres such as epic poetry. The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in until her death inwas an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society.

Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the. Erotic fiction,English (1) Prostitutes › England › History › 18th century › Fiction (1) Sade, marquis de, › Translations into English (1) English poetry › Middle English, › Modernized versions (1) Fiction in English (1) Erotic stories (1).

Start studying Abeka English Literature Unit 7: The Victorian Era (). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. With its fifty-six substantial selections, Victorian Prose reaches beyond the work of Carlyle, Newman, Mill, Arnold, and Ruskin to uncover an array of lesser-known voices of the era.

Women writers are given full attention—writings by Mary Prince, Dinah M. Craik, Florence Nightingale, Frances P. Cobbe, and Lucie Duff Gordon are among the entries.

In the later Victorian period there were two great prose-writers—Newman and Pater. Newman was the central figure of the Oxford Movement, while Pater was an aesthete, who inspired the leaders of the Aesthetic Movement in English poetry.(a) Newman and the Oxford MovementThe Oxford Movement was an attempt to recover a lost tradition.

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The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in Rating: % positive.

Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between andwith fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors.

Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian literary movement Author: James Eli Adams.

Progress, expansion, mobility – these keynotes of Victorian history and culture evoke in their different ways a society keenly attuned to and preoccupied with transformations in nearly every arena of daily life.

‘Your railroad starts the new era’, Thackeray wrote in The Roundabout Papers (), and, indeed, the opening of railway lines from onwards and their rapid spread throughout Author: Maria Frawley.

Victorian Literature. Defining Victorian literature in any satisfactory and comprehensive manner has proven troublesome for critics ever since the nineteenth century came to a close. The movement roughly comprises the years from tothough there is ample. Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England.

The Romantic period lasted from about to English Prose of the Victorian Era By Charles Frederick Harrold; William D. Templeman Oxford University Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

The Victorian Art of Fiction. The Victorian Art of Fiction presents important Victorian statements on the form and function of fiction. The essays in this anthology address questions of genre, The Diary of a Nobody.

The Diary of a Nobody, the spoof diary of Charles Pooter, a London clerk, first appeared as a book in and has never been.Victorian Literature Chapter Exam Instructions.

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to.I-V (, and ) was John _____ (), the most prominent art critic in Victorian England.

Brotherhood John Ruskin was sympathetic to the Pre-Raphaelite _______ (a group of artists dedicated to take art back to the styles of the Middle Ages) and published a pamphlet defense of the group titled Pre-Raphaelitism in