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

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Andrew Nash
WILLIAM CLARK RUSSELL AND THE VICTORIAN NAUTICAL NOVEL: GENDER, GENRE AND THE MARKETPLACE
(Pickering & Chatto 2014) xi + 231 pp.
Reviewed by Oliver Buckton on 2014-10-19.

Whatever happened to William Clark Russell? Paradoxically, after garnering fulsome praise from contemporaries such as Algernon Charles Swinburne, Robert...
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Anna Henchman
THE STARRY SKY WITHIN: ASTRONOMY AND THE REACH OF THE MIND IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE
(Oxford, 2014) xviii + 294 pp.
Reviewed by George Levine on 2014-10-11.

In the burgeoning scholarship on relations between science and culture in Victorian England, Darwin, and through him evolutionary biology, have attracted...
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Saeko Yoshikawa
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH AND THE INVENTION OF TOURISM, 1820-1900
(Ashgate, 2014) xii + 268
Reviewed by Paul Westover on 2014-10-04.

This book makes two principal claims: first, that Wordsworth's...
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Sarah Raff
JANE AUSTEN'S EROTIC ADVICE
(Oxford, 2014) vi + 224 pp.
Reviewed by Patrick Fessenbecker on 2014-09-25.

It is a truth generally acknowledged that good literary criticism must be counterintuitive.

This sentence--which Sarah Raff would call a "generalization"--creates...
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Monika Class
COLERIDGE AND KANTIAN IDEAS IN ENGLAND, 1796-1817
(Bloomsbury, 2012) xiv + 245pp.
Reviewed by Thomas R. Simons on 2014-09-23.

The philosophical is the political--even in the abstract, murky penumbra of Kantian philosophy. In this book, writes Monika Class, she "endeavours to...
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