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Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle

Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle
Identity and Empire

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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521563529

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  • British culture in the 1880s and 1890s was marked by a strong sense of decline. Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle examines the ways in which perceptions of loss were cast into archetypal stories that sought to account for the culture's troubles and assuage its anxieties. By examining the work of a wide range of writers--from Kipling to Wilde, from Stevenson to Stoker--Stephen Arata shows how the nation's twin obsessions with decadence and imperialism became intertwined in the thought of the period.

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    "...Arata shows us clearly why loss and decay recur so insistently in late-Victorian writing." Christopher Lane, Victorian Studies

    "His is a solid contribution to studies of late Victorian culture." Joseph W. Childers

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521563529
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.466kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Strange Cases, Common Fates
    Part II. Between the body and history
    Part III. The sins of Empire

  • Author

    Stephen Arata, University of Virginia

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