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Although the Victorian era closed, literally, with the death of the Queen in January 1901, the post-Victorian transition had begun decades earlier. Farewell, Victoria! presents Stanley Weintraub’s engaging perspectives on late-Victorian literature, primarily but not exclusively its fiction, which looked backward to popular antecedents and forward to the societal and technological future. The early 1880s saw the close of iconic Victorian literary careers—Disraeli, Rossetti, Eliot, Meredith, and Trollope among others. It was also the decade of new reputations that would continue in some cases into the middle of the next century. The 1890s witnessed a plethora of experiments in modernity. The Yellow Book and The Savoy, graphic realism and a redefinition of morals, futuristic prophecy and exotic fantasy would expand taste, enlarge the market for books, and write a finis to leftovers from the past.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Exasperated Admiration: Bernard Shaw on Queen Victoria
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. His Brother’s Keeper: William Michael and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: 1828–1919
  2. pp. 23-69
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  1. Disraeli’s Endymion and the Unfinished Falconet
  2. pp. 70-86
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  1. Disraeli and Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. Collecting the Quarrels: Whistler and The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. Oscar Wilde and The Green Carnation: Narcissus Exposed
  2. pp. 111-123
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  1. The Critic in Spite of Himself: Oscar Wilde
  2. pp. 124-144
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  1. Beardsley Before The Yellow Book
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. Another Look at The Yellow Book
  2. pp. 163-181
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  1. Beardsley and The Savoy
  2. pp. 182-213
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  1. Shaw’s Lady Cicely and the Remarkable Mary Kingsley
  2. pp. 214-221
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  1. A.D. 3,000. The True Report of a County Council Candidate’s Dream, The People He Saw, What They Thought of Him, and He of Them
  2. pp. 222-228
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  1. Reclaiming Late-Victorian Popular Fiction
  2. pp. 229-245
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 246-254
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780944318478
Related ISBN
9780944318256
MARC Record
OCLC
830023703
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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