George Meredith's Diana of the Crossways (1885) is a compelling study of a Victorian woman and her unhappy marriage. Diana Warwick breaks away from her husband Augustus and forms a relationship with the dashing Lord Dannisburgh. She is accused of adultery and becomes the subject of political as well as a social scandal. Facing her accusers, she demands her freedom and independence.
It is during the nineteenth-century, the age of machinery, that we begin to witness a sustained exploration of the literal and discursive entanglements of minds, bodies, machines. This book explores the impact of technology upon conceptions of language, consciousness, human cognition, and the boundaries between materialist and esoteric sciences.
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This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews--and examinations--of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Theoretically grounded in classical and Renaissance writings, as well as in the work of modern theorists, this study analyzes the role of tragicomedy in the development of the English novel from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Diana of the Crossways, the Awkward Age, the Old Wives' Tale, and Ulysses are among the illustrative works discussed.
George Meredith, 1828-1909, was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. This book is of particular interest to scholars interested in his early life, his relationships with his friends, his marriages, and of his work as a journalist. Discussions of his literary output are viewed partially through those relationships, which can be seen as "chatter about Harriet," the book is, nevertheless, replete with quotations from people who knew him during all the phases of his life.