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Contents Preface <set as chpt> Introduction. Locating Victorian Literature Byron Is Dead: Cultural Contexts The Literary Field An Age of Prose The Situation of Poetry Closet Drama to Music Hall: Victorian Theater The Novel after Scott Part One. ¿The Times are Unexampled¿: Literature in the Age of Machinery, 1830-1850 History and Belief: Constructing the Man of Letters The Situation of Poetry An Extinct Volcano: Theater in the 1830s Forms of Fiction in the Early 1830s The Accidental Novelist: Dickens and the Genres of Fiction Poetry after the Annuals The Importance of Elsewhere: Literature of Travel History and Heroism ¿Chartism Rages While Jack Sheppard Reads¿: The Novel in 1839 The Domestic Ideal From Silver-Fork to Farce: The Energies of Comic Fiction Poetry in the Early 40s Poetry and Labor Past and Present: Forms of Medievalism The Novel and ¿The Two Nations¿ ¿What¿s Money after All?¿ Domesticity and Salvation: Religion and Romance in Novels of the 1840s The Novel of Development The Arguments of Poetry: Art, Politics, and Faith Staving off Catastrophe: In Memoriam Part Two. Crystal Palace and Bleak House: Expansion and Anomie, 1851-1873 The Novel and Society Crimea and the Forms of Heroism Empire Spasmodics and Other Poets The Power of Art Realisms Two Gueniveres: The Situation of Women Sensation Dreams of Self-Fashioning: Identity and Agency in Mid-Victorian Literature Narrating Nature: Darwin and Natural History Novels and their Audiences: Mudie and the Monthlies Literature for Children Poetry in the Early 60s The Pursuit of Perfection: Criticism and Belief The Shock of the New: Poetry and Its Audiences The Hellenic Tradition Domesticity, Politics, Empire: The Novel in the Later 1860s The Novel after Dickens Poetry and Epic Poisonous Honey and Fleshly Poetry Part Three. The Rise of Mass Culture and the Specter of Decline, 1873-1901 Science, Materialism, and Value Twilight of the Titans: Poetry in the 1870s The Decline of the Marriage Plot The Aesthetic Movement Aesthetic Poetry Life Writing Morality and the Novel Romance Regionalism The arrival of Kipling Romance and the Forms of Belief Sex and Danger, Romance and Science Fictions of the Artist ¿The Slanting Suns of Aged Civilizations¿: Decadence Drama in the 1880s The New Woman in Fiction Decadence and Poetry The Poetry of London Yeats ¿The Aesthetic Cult is Over¿: The Scandal of Wilde Poetry after Wilde Fictions of Decline Conrad Epilogue Index
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English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.