The Cambridge Companion to the Fin De Siecle
Edited by Gail Marshall
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Cambridge Companion to the Fin De Siecle by Gail Marshall
Book DescriptionSituated between the Victorians and Modernism, the fin de siecle 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 includes the main currents of radical and innovative thinking in the period, as well as the attempts to resist them. It will be of great interest to students of Victorian and twentieth-century literature, art and cultural history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521850636
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gail Marshall
Gail Marshall is Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature at Oxford Brookes University.
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