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Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Si�cle

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ISBN-10: 0521615615

ISBN-13: 9780521615617

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gail Marshall

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Situated between the Victorians and Modernism, the fin de sicle is an exciting and rewarding period to study. In the literature and art of the 1890s, the processes of literary and cultural change can be seen in action. In this, more than any previous decade, literature was an active and controversial participant within debates over morality, aesthetics, politics and science, as Victorian certainties began to break down. Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker and Olive Schreiner were among the most prominent, occasionally even notorious, writers and artists of the period, challenging establishment values and producing a distinctive literature of their own. This volume…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction
Psychology at the fin de siecle
Decadence and aestheticism
Sexual identity at the fin de siecle
Socialism and radicalism
Empire
Publishing industries and practices
The visual arts
The New Woman and feminist fictions
Realism
The fantastic fiction of the fin de siecle
Varieties of performance at the turn of the century
Poetry
Guide to further reading
Index