The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture

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CUP Archive, Sep 3, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 282 pages
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A weirdly engaging study of various (mostly minor, mostly horrible) movements in Victorian aesthetics: Spasmodic poetry, Gothic revival, etc. Vividly captures the cycles of angst and reaction between ... Read full review

Contents

Victorianism
1
The AntiRomantics
14
The Spasmodic School
41
TennysonThe Two Voices
66
The Pattern of Conversion
87
God and Mammon
109
Victorian Taste
124
The Moral Aesthetic
143
The Fear of Art
161
The Revolt from Reason
185
The Aesthetic Eighties
207
The Decadence and After
226
NOTES AND SOURCES
249
INDEX
273
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