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Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater
Victorian Aestheticism, Doubt and Secularisation





ISBN 9780367599447
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
302 Pages

 
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This book argues that Walter Pater and Algernon Swinburne draw upon the legacy of Romantic Hellenism in order to explore the possibilities of a secular model of enchantment and to complicate the common Victorian assumption that secularisation was a story about rationality, disillusionment, and loss.

Table of Contents

1. Parleying with Robert Browning and Matthew Arnold: Swinburne and the Drama of Blasphemy 2. Though Hearts Reach Back and Memories Ache': Melancholy, Religious Doubt, and Swinburne's Strenuous Joy 3. A Secular, a Rebellious Spirit Often Betrays Itself': Pater's Early Aestheticism 4. Inheriting Its Strange Web of Belief and Unbelief': George Eliot's Romola, Pater's Marius the Epicurean, and the Aura of Agnosticism 5. Conclusion

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