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

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David Jones
SEXUALITY AND THE GOTHIC MAGIC LANTERN: DESIRE, EROTICISM AND LITERARY VISIBILITIES FROM BYRON TO BRAM STOKER
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) x + 254 pp.
Reviewed by Jerrold Hogle on 2015-04-19.

Perhaps there is not always too much of a good thing. In 2011, David J. Jones published the very informative Gothic Machine: Textualities, Pre-cinematic...
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Beryl Gray
THE DOG IN THE DICKENSIAN IMAGINATION
(The Nineteenth Century Series, Ashgate, 2014) xiv + 259 pp.
Reviewed by Robert Patten on 2015-04-19.

This book informs and entertains. Unlike some monographs these days, its title really does identify its subject: the Dickensian imagination. Dr. Gray understands...
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Colin Jager
UNQUIET THINGS: SECULARISM IN THE ROMANTIC AGE
(University of Pennsylvania, 2015) viii + 332 pp.
Reviewed by Edward Duffy on 2015-04-19.

The title is from "Frost at Midnight," where the "sole unquiet thing" in a cottage on a calm winter night is a delicate film of soot "fluttering" on the...
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David Damrosch, Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Susan J. Wolfson and Peter J. Manning, eds.
THE ROMANTICS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES
VOL. 2A OF THE LONGMAN ANTHOLOGY OF BRITISH LITERATURE, FIFTH EDITION paperback (Pearson, 2012) xxxviii + 1221 pp.
Reviewed by Stephen Prickett on 2015-03-08.

As this reviewer knows very well from personal experience, anthologies are by their nature both complex and controversial. There is no such thing...
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