Review 19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of the 19th Century
 

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Linda Wagner- Martin
EMILY DICKINSON: A LITERARY LIFE
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. x + 202pp)
Reviewed by Christanne Miller on 2014-04-11.

As a contributor to the Palgrave Macmillan series of "Literary Lives," which aims to avoid "the spirit of traditional biography," prize-winning distinguished...
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Gregory Dart
METROPOLITAN ART AND LITERATURE 1810-1840: COCKNEY ADVENTURES
(Cambridge, 2012) xi + 297 pp.
Reviewed by Jon Klancher on 2014-04-06.

This is a bracingly adventurous book. Out of disparate materials, writers, and artists, Gregory Dart has constructed a previously unrecognized cultural...
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Sean O' Toole
HABIT IN THE ENGLISH NOVEL, 1850-1900: LIVED ENVIRONMENTS, PRACTICES OF THE SELF
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) xii + 212 pp.
Reviewed by Anne Ryan on 2014-04-06.

Sean O'Toole's insightful new book opens with a striking example of the language of habit in the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895. When Wilde sued the Marquess...
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David Ward
COLERIDGE AND THE NATURE OF IMAGINATION: EVOLUTION, ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WORLD, AND POETRY
(Palgrave, 2013) ix + 264 pp.
Reviewed by Ashley Miller on 2014-04-06.

Querying Romanticism's investment in the imagination is a longstanding critical tradition, dating back to the Romantics themselves. Yet this book does...
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Vanessa Ryan
THINKING WITHOUT THINKING IN THE VICTORIAN NOVEL
(Johns Hopkins, 2012)
Reviewed by J. Stephen Addcox on 2014-03-30.

This book joins a growing scholarly conversation that draws together thought and methods from the sciences and the historical study of literature. The...
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