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

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John Wallen
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SIR RICHARD BURTON: ORIENTALISM, THE CANNIBAL CLUB AND VICTORIAN IDEAS OF SEX, RACE AND GENDER
(Academica, 2014) 286 pp.
Reviewed by Patrick Brantlinger on 2016-05-21.

John Wallen's brief monograph on Sir Richard Burton (with a commendatory preface by Dane...
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Yasmin Solomonescu
JOHN THELWALL AND THE MATERIALIST IMAGINATION
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 240 pp.
Reviewed by Judith Thompson on 2016-05-21.

In this book, Yasmin Solomonescu makes a dynamic and integrative contribution to the...
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Fabienne Moine
WOMEN POETS IN THE VICTORIAN ERA: CULTURAL PRACTICES AND NATURE POETRY
(Ashgate, November 2015), 314 pp.
Reviewed by Karen Dieleman on 2016-05-21.

This book views "Victorian women's poems about the natural world as sites of resistance...
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Grant F. Scott, ed.
THE ILLUSTRATED LETTERS OF RICHARD DOYLE TO HIS FATHER, 1842-1843
(Ohio, 2016) xxii + 335 pp.
Reviewed by Richard Scully on 2016-05-21.

Richard "Dicky" Doyle (1824-1883) is something of an ambiguous figure for students of...
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Angela Wright and Dale Townshend, eds.
ROMANTIC GOTHIC: AN EDINBURGH COMPANION
(Edinburgh, November 2015) 272 pp.
Reviewed by Lisa Fischer on 2016-04-27.

Viewed against the refinement of the Romantic aesthetic, the Gothic looks excessive,...
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