Table of contents for Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siecle / Stephen Arata.

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Introduction: Decline and fall
Part I. Strange Cases, Common Fates: 1. Strange cases, common fates: degeneration and fiction in the Victorian fin-de-siècle
2. The sedulous ape: atavism, professionalism, and Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde
3. Wilde's trials: reading erotics and the erotics of reading
Part II. Between the Body and History: 4. Men at work: from heroic friendship to male romance
Part III. Th Sins of Empire: 5. The Occidental tourist: Stoker and reverse colonisation
6. Strange events and extraordinary combinations: Sherlock Holmes and the pathology of everyday life
7. A universal foreignness: Kipling, race, and the great tradition
Conclusion: modernist empires and the rise of English.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English fiction 19th century History and criticism, Degeneration in literature, Literature and society Great Britain History 19th century, Politics and literature Great Britain History 19th century, Regression (Civilization) in literature, Loss (Psychology) in literature, Social change in literature, Social problems in literature, Culture in literature