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

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Terry L. Meyers, ed.
THE POETRY OF SIDNEY A. ALEXANDER

Institute of English Studies, University of London, posted January 2013
Reviewed by Mary McCulley on 2014-09-15.

In presenting the largely unknown poems of Sidney A. Alexander (1866-1948), who won the Newdigate prize for poetry as an Oxford student before becoming...
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Jane Stabler
THE ARTISTRY OF EXILE: ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN WRITERS IN ITALY
(Oxford, 2013) xiv + pp. 272
Reviewed by Richard Lansdown on 2014-08-16.

This is a rich and sophisticated treatment of an important segment of nineteenth-century English literature, and specifically of "the ways in which exile...
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Jon Klancher
TRANSFIGURING THE ARTS AND SCIENCES KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE ROMANTIC AGE
(Cambridge, 2013) x + 307 pp.
Reviewed by Daniel Brown on 2014-08-16.

This book argues that the Romantic era is "the age of institutions" (221). The Royal Institution, founded in 1799 and opened the following year, provided...
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Zoe Jaques and Eugene Giddens
LEWIS CARROLL'S ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS: A PUBLISHING HISTORY
(Ashgate, 2013) 248 pp.
Reviewed by Richard Kelly on 2014-08-16.

This book gets off to a bad start. In the very first sentence of the Introduction, the authors identify Carroll's friend, Robinson Duckworth, as "Robson"...
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Joanne Shattock and Elisabeth Jay
THE SELECTED WORKS OF MARGARET OLIPHANT, PART IV: CHRONICLES OF CARLINGFORD
(Pickering & Chatto, 2014)
Reviewed by Amy J. Robinson on 2014-08-16.

The five volumes in this collection (numbers 15 to 19 of the Selected Works) include XV. Preliminary Tales ("The Executor," "The...
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