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By Francis O'Gorman

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ISBN-13: 9781405103190

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This quantity offers clean techniques to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural global within which the Victorian novel was once written and skim. Crosses conventional disciplinary limitations. presents clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to diverse contexts, equivalent to classification, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislations and biology.

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Bivona, Daniel (1990) Desire and Contradiction: Imperial Visions and Domestic Debates in Victorian Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Bongie, Chris (1991) Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism, and the Fin de Siècle. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Brantlinger, Patrick (1988) Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830–1914. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Bristow, Joseph (1991) Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man’s World. London: HarperCollins. ) (2001) Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader.

63: 733). Springing from a daughter who incarnates domestic virtues rather than from a father who scorns them, the second iteration of Dombey 20 Empire in the Victorian Novel and Son, readers are given to understand, will place love and family first, economic gain second. ’ (ch. 57: 679). As in that initial passage, in this sentence a Dombey and a Briton seems to stand at the center of not only the world but also the universe. Waves whisper to Florence, and what they whisper of is, like Dombey’s vision of his importance, ‘not bounded by the confines of this world, or by the end of time’.

Like other spaces allegorizing national manhood, empire presented challenges to be overcome and complexities to be mastered. Walter Hartright, a character in Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White (1860), well expresses this sense of untamed and unexplored places as male testing grounds when he writes of a voyage in Central America: ‘In the waters of a new life I had tempered my nature afresh. In the stern school of extremity and danger my will had learnt to be strong, my heart to be resolute, my mind to rely on itself.

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