The Resource The crisis of action in nineteenth-century English literature, Stefanie Markovits

The crisis of action in nineteenth-century English literature, Stefanie Markovits

Label
The crisis of action in nineteenth-century English literature
Title
The crisis of action in nineteenth-century English literature
Statement of responsibility
Stefanie Markovits
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We think of the nineteenth century as an active age - the age of colonial expansion, revolutions, and railroads, of great exploration and the Great Exhibition. But in reading the works of Romantic and Victorian writers one notices a conflict, what Stefanie Markovits terms "a crisis of action." In her book, The Crisis of Action in Nineteenth-Century English Literature, Markovits maps out this conflict by focusing on four writers: William Wordsworth, Arthur Hugh Clough, George Eliot, and Henry James. Each chapter offers a "case-study" that demonstrates how specific historical contingencies - including reaction to the French Revolution, laissez-faire economic practices, changes in religious and scientific beliefs, and shifts in women's roles - made people in the period hypersensitive to the status of action and its literary co-relative, plot."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR451
LC item number
.M35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The crisis of action in nineteenth-century English literature, Stefanie Markovits
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-239) and index
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Contents
Wordsworth's revolution: from The Borderers to The White Doe of Rylstone -- The case of Clough: Amours de Voyage and the crisis of action in Victorian verse -- "That girl has some drama in her": George Eliot's problem with action -- Henry James's nefarious plot: form and freedom in the hands of the master
Control code
000040217367
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 258 p.
Isbn
9780814210406
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013139
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.b22265831
System control number
  • ec22265831
  • (OCoLC)67773836

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