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By James Eli Adams

ISBN-10: 0631220828

ISBN-13: 9780631220824

Incorporating a wide diversity of up to date scholarship, A background of Victorian Literature provides an outline of the literature produced in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, with clean attention of either significant figures and a few of the era's much less everyday authors. a part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature sequence, the booklet describes the improvement of the Victorian literary move and locations it inside of its cultural, social and political context.A wide-ranging narrative assessment of literature in nice Britain among 1830 and 1900, taking pictures the intense number of literary output produced in this eraAnalyzes the advance of all literary varieties in this interval - the radical, poetry, drama, autobiography and significant prose - at the side of significant advancements in social and highbrow historyConsiders the ways that writers engaged with new types of social accountability of their paintings, as Britain reworked into the world's first commercial economyOffers a clean point of view at the paintings of either significant figures and a few of the era?s much less primary authors

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Mill was born into a radical, free-thinking, middle-class intellectual community in London, and from his father he secured comfortable employment at the East India Company, a position that provided him a steady income and abundant time for writing. Carlyle, the son of a stonemason, had to struggle for nearly two decades to make a living by his writing, and to hammer out a faith to replace the strenuous Calvinism of his parents, who had hoped he would become a minister in the Scottish Kirk. The barbed irony so distinctive of his mature writings emerged in his early letters, largely as mockery of his own sense of failure, which led him to see the very fact of self-consciousness as an index of corrosive doubt.

E. L. moved to more complex meditations on poetry and feeling. In “Memory” (1837), one of her last poems, love disrupts a life in which “to dream and to create has been my fate, / Alone, apart from life’s more busy scheming,” and prompts the memory of an earlier day in which the depiction of love had not been complicated by experience: Oh! Give me back the past that took no part In the existence it was but surveying: That knew not then of the awaken’d heart Amid the life of other lives delaying.

E. L. moved to more complex meditations on poetry and feeling. In “Memory” (1837), one of her last poems, love disrupts a life in which “to dream and to create has been my fate, / Alone, apart from life’s more busy scheming,” and prompts the memory of an earlier day in which the depiction of love had not been complicated by experience: Oh! Give me back the past that took no part In the existence it was but surveying: That knew not then of the awaken’d heart Amid the life of other lives delaying.

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