Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle
Identity and Empire
By (author) Stephen Arata
Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle by Stephen Arata
Book DescriptionIt has been widely recognised that British culture in the 1880s and 1890s was marked by a sense of irretrievable decline. Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle explores the ways in which that perception of loss was cast into narrative, into archetypal stories which sought to account for the culture's troubles and perhaps assuage its anxieties. Stephen Arata pays close attention to fin de siecle representation of three forms of decline - national, biological and aesthetic - and reveals how late Victorian degeneration theory was used to 'explain' such decline. By examining a wide range of writers - from Kipling to Wilde, from Symonds to Conan Doyle and Stoker - Arata shows how the nation's twin obsessions with decadence and imperialism became intertwined in the thought of the period. His account offers new insights for students and scholars of the fin de siecle.
Buy Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle book by Stephen Arata from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521563529
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Arata
Companion to the English Novel, Hardback (August 2015)
This collection of authoritative essays represents the latest scholarship on topics relating to the themes, movements, and forms of English fiction, while chronicling its development in Britain from the early 18th century to the present day.
Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin De Siecle, Paperback (February 2009)
Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle explores the ways in which that perception of loss was cast into narrative.
Time Machine, Paperback / softback (September 2008)
The Time Machine (1895) is H. G. Wells s first published novel as well as his most enduring and influential work. "
New Grub Street, Paperback / softback (September 2007)» View all books by Stephen Arata
New Grub Street provides a dark, compelling look at the life of a struggling writer in nineteenth-century London.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle book by Stephen Arata and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.