Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature by Fred Kaplan

By Fred Kaplan

An soaking up research of the evolution of sentiment in Victorian lifestyles and literatureWhat is sentimentality, and the place did it come from? For acclaimed pupil and biographer Fred Kaplan, the seeds have been planted by means of the British ethical philosophers of the eighteenth century. The Victorians received from them a idea of human nature, a trust within the innateness of benevolent ethical instincts; sentiment, in flip, emerged as a suite of shared ethical emotions against either medical realism and the extra ego-driven energies of Romanticism. Sacred Tears investigates the profound ways that seminal writers Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Thomas Carlyle have been inspired by means of the philosophies of David Hume and Adam Smith, and through novelists of an analogous interval. Exploring sentiment in its unique context—one usually forgotten or overlooked—Kaplan's research is a stimulating fusion of highbrow heritage and literary feedback, and holds no small value for questions of paintings and morality as they exist at the present time.

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Pride and Prejudice (UK Edition) by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

While Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him smug and immodest; he's detached to her attractiveness and energetic brain. whilst she later discovers that Darcy has concerned himself within the afflicted dating among his good friend Bingley and her loved sister Jane, she is set to dislike him greater than ever. within the gleaming comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen indicates the folly of judging by way of first impressions and beautifully inspires the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class lifestyles.

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A Garden of Trees by Nicholas Mosley

By Nicholas Mosley

Returning to London from a visit to the West Indies, an aspiring author encounters a bewitching trio of associates whose magic lies of their skill to show any scenario into delusion. formerly misplaced on this planet, the narrator falls in love with the younger brother-sister pair of Peter and Annabelle, in addition to the older, extra political Marius. fact quickly encroaches upon the foursome, even though, within the type of Marius's ill spouse, forcing the narrator to confront the darkish vacancy and worry on the middle of his friends' joie de vivre. during this, his moment novel—written within the '50s and not sooner than published—Nicholas Mosley weighs questions of accountability and sacrifice opposed to these of affection and earthly hope, the spirit as opposed to the flesh.

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CliffsNotes on Brontë's Jane Eyre by Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Karin Jacobson

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Karin Jacobson

The unique CliffsNotes research courses provide professional observation on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and historic historical past. the newest new release of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, ordinary layout.
Question Victorian — and present-day — society as you examine Charlotte Bronte's well known novel with CliffsNotes on Jane Eyre. what's women's place in society? what's the courting of goals and delusion to truth? what's the foundation of an efficient marriage? Bronte tackles some of these questions and extra during the tale of her heroine Jane Eyre.
CliffsNotes presents special plot summaries, severe commentaries, and a priceless personality map that can assist you discover all of the perception this novel has to provide. Make your examine of this undying novel a hit with CliffsNotes on Jane Eyre. different beneficial properties that assist you examine comprise

• personality analyses of significant avid gamers
• severe essays
• A assessment part that checks your wisdom
• heritage at the writer, together with occupation highlights

Classic literature or glossy modern day treasure — you'll comprehend it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes research courses.

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Bruno's Dream (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Bruno, demise, enthusiastic about spiders and preoccupied with loss of life and reconciliation, lies on the heart of an elaborate spider's internet of relationships and passions: Bruno's estranged and grieving son Miles; Danby, Bruno's widowed son-in-law, consoling himself with the Adelaide the maid, one in every of Murdoch's best comedian creations; creepy Nigel the nurse and his besotted dual Will, fighter of duels. The flooding Thames brings in regards to the climax, and all are left replaced by way of love and forgiveness ahead of the outdated man's demise.

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Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

Victorian Literature is a finished and entirely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that enables lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or cutting edge strains of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  

• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally assorted view of Victorian society with the inclusion of ladies, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• comprises fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and cutting edge sub-sections on subject matters like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality;  melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sphere with a spotlight on social, cultural, inventive, and ancient components
• encompasses a totally annotated better half site for academics and scholars providing increased context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an intensive bibliography

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Troilus and Cressida (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I consider that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, in spite of the fact that, is the least very important element of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the examine or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember the fact that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinct Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable alternate trim size
* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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Lord Byron: Poems Selected by Paul Muldoon by George Gordon Byron

By George Gordon Byron

During this sequence, a latest poet selects and introduces a poet of the earlier. via their collection of poems and via the non-public and significant reactions they convey of their prefaces, the editors supply insights into their very own paintings in addition to supplying an obtainable and passionate creation to crucial poets in our literature. She walks in good looks, just like the evening Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's better of darkish and shiny Meet in her point and her eyes: hence mellowed to that smooth mild Which heaven to gaudy day denies. -- She Walks in good looks

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

By Mary Shelley

A undying, terrifying story of 1 man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that turned his legacy.

Mary Shelley started writing Frankenstein while she was once in basic terms eighteen. without delay a Gothic mystery, a passionate romance, and a cautionary story in regards to the risks of technology, Frankenstein tells the tale of dedicated technological know-how pupil Victor Frankenstein. captivated with learning the reason for new release and lifestyles, and bestowing animation upon dead topic, Frankenstein assembles a man or woman from stolen physique elements; yet upon bringing it to existence, he recoils in horror on the creature’s hideousness. laid low with isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a crusade of murderous revenge opposed to his author, Dr. Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an immediate bestseller and a major ancestor of either the horror and science-fiction genres, not just tells a terrifying tale, but in addition increases profound, annoying questions on the very nature of existence and where of humankind in the cosmos: What does it suggest to be human? What duties will we need to one another? How a ways do we pass in tampering with Nature? In our age, jam-packed with information of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, those questions are extra suitable than ever.

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