New PDF release: Classical Victorians (Classics after Antiquity)

By Edmund Richardson

ISBN-10: 1107026776

ISBN-13: 9781107026773

ISBN-10: 1316629341

ISBN-13: 9781316629345

Victorian Britain got down to make the traditional international its personal. this can be the tale of the way it failed. it's the tale of the headmaster who bludgeoned his spouse to loss of life, then evenly sat all the way down to his Latin. it's the tale of the embittered classical prodigy who became to gin and opium - and the virtuoso forger who fooled the best students of the age. it's a historical past of wish: a normal who longed to be an Homeric hero, a bankrupt poet who longed to begin a revolution. Victorian classicism used to be outlined by means of wish - yet formed via uncertainty. jam-packed with forgotten characters and texts, with the roar of the burlesque-stage and the dust of the battlefield, this ebook bargains a wealthy perception into nineteenth-century tradition and society. It explores simply how tough it's to stake a declare at the past.

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