First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated. All the contributors exemplify the changing thought of the period from Romanticism, through Victorianism to Symbolism. This title will be of interest to students of art history and literature.
Table of Contents
Foreword; 1. The Image of the Androgyne in the Nineteenth Century 2. The Fortunate Fall and Hawthorne’s ‘The Marble Faun’ 3. The Conserving Myth of William Barnes 4. Bedford Park: Aesthete’s Elysium? 5. Pierrot and Fin de Siécle 6. Art as Second Nature 7. ‘Aubrey Beardsley, Man of Letters’ 8. Wagner and Forster: ‘Parsifal’ and ‘A Room with a View’
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