The Victorian period : the intellectual and cultural context of English literature, 1830-1890 /
Robin Gilmour.
London ; New York : Longman, 1993.
xv, 299 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
0582493463 (CSD) 0582493471 (PPR)
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London ; New York : Longman, 1993.
0582493463 (CSD) 0582493471 (PPR)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
List of Plates
Editors' Preface
Longman Literature in English Series
Author's Preface
Introductionp. 1
A parvenu civilisationp. 1
The climate of reformp. 8
The parvenu acceptedp. 14
Art and societyp. 16
Approaching the agep. 19
The Sense of Time and the Uses of Historyp. 25
Time and autobiographyp. 25
Two versions of Victorian historiography: Carlyle and Macaulayp. 31
Usable pastsp. 41
Biblical historyp. 53
Pre-historyp. 58
Religion: Reform, Rejection, Reconstructionp. 63
Religion in society, 1830-1890p. 65
Evangelicalism and the Oxford Movementp. 71
Newman and the Churchp. 81
The crisis of faithp. 85
The challenge of modernity: Essays and Reviews and Literature and Dogmap. 94
Rejection and return: agnosticism and afterp. 101
Science: Re-Imagining the Universep. 111
Victorian science: the social and institutional frameworkp. 112
From geology to evolutionp. 118
Darwin and Darwinismp. 124
The spread of sciencep. 133
Conclusion: literature and sciencep. 142
The Life of Ideas and the Culture of Politicsp. 147
The march of mind: Scotch knowledge and English utilitarianismp. 149
John Stuart Mill: the evolution of a Victorian liberalp. 155
The culture of politicsp. 163
Democracy, the state, and socialismp. 169
Empire and Utopiap. 180
The politics of genderp. 188
The Arts in an Industrial Agep. 197
Modern Painters and early Victorian aestheticsp. 199
Past and present in Victorian painting: Pre-Raphaelitism and afterp. 206
Photographyp. 218
Architecturep. 223
Musicp. 232
The aesthetic resistancep. 235
Postscriptp. 244
Chronologyp. 247
General Bibliographiesp. 262
Individual Authorsp. 274
Notes on biography, major works, and suggested further readingp. 274
Indexp. 291
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