Victorian Literature is a finished and completely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that enables academics and scholars to pursue conventional or leading edge strains of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.
• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally diverse view of Victorian society with the inclusion of ladies, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• accommodates contemporary scholarship with five contextual sections and leading edge sub-sections on issues like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sphere with a spotlight on social, cultural, creative, and historic components
• contains a totally annotated spouse site for academics and scholars supplying accelerated context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography
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Assistant masters have been up to speed, even though authority was once decentralized below prefects, chosen from the sixth-form boys. the home procedure used to be prolonged through the public colleges in the course of the 1850s. sixteen vile damnum (Lat. an inexpensive loss, or sacrifice); see Tacitus, Annals: 2. eighty five. five, the place 4,000 freedmen of Rome, adherents of Egyptian and Jewish religions, have been transported to Sardinia to quell brigandage, and “a affordable loss” in the event that they died of the pestilential weather. 17 ε῎μ παρέργον (Gk. em parergon, as a supplemental or secondary paintings or business); see Plato, Symposium 222c. 18 calling Arnold’s assistant headmasters have been all Church of England monks, as used to be widely used all through the public faculties within the 19th century. the 1st lay headmaster at Rugby will be appointed in 1903. 19 record see Philippians four: eight. 20 name Wordsworth’s sonnet used to be written in February 1846 upon viewing a duplicate of the ILN, and was once first released in 1850. In 1896 an editor, William Angus Knight (1836– 1916), extra the subsequent footnote to the poem: “Had Wordsworth identified the degradation to which many newspapers might sink during this direction, his censure could were extra serious” (Poetical Works eight: 185). On 27 April 1850, 4 days after Wordsworth’s demise, the ILN released a wide engraving of Wordsworth’s domestic at Rydal Mount, with the caption: “We announce the loss of life of William Wordsworth, one of many final and such a lot illustrious of a race of poets now all yet extinct. . . . we haven't any want, now that the tomb is set to obtain his mortal continues to be, to undergo the chilly research of feedback the foundation of his genius” (296). 21 profession the normal analogy among human improvement of someone from baby to grownup and collective Anon. [Thomas Peckett Prest (? ) (1810–59)]: “The String of Pearls: A Romance” within the People’s Periodical and relations Library (1846–47). 22 From Chapter 38 [Sweeney Todd] Sweeney Todd walked into his back-parlour, conveying with him the one mild that used to be within the store, in order that the dim glimpse that, as much as this time, Johanna23 from the surface had contrived to get of what was once occurring, was once denied to her; and all that met her eyes was once impenetrable darkness. . . . the instant his again used to be became, the seeming farmer who had made one of these great point of his beasts, sprang from the shaving-chair,24 as though he were electrified; and but he didn't do it with any visual appeal of fright, nor did he make any noise. It used to be basically astonishingly speedy, after which he put himself on the subject of the window, and waited patiently along with his eyes fastened upon the chair, to work out what could occur subsequent. within the area of a couple of zone of a minute, there got here from the following room a valid just like the quick drawing of a heavy bolt, after which right away the shaving-chair d isappeared underneath the ground; and the situations during which Sweeney Todd’s shoppers disappeared was once obvious. there has been a section of the ground turning upon a centre, and the burden of the chair whilst a bolt was once withdrawn, by way of an easy leverage from the internal room, weighed down upon one finish of the head, which, by way of a bit gear, was once to swing thoroughly around, there being one other chair at the below floor, which hence turned the higher, precisely corresponding to the only within which the sad client used to be imagined to be “polished off.