The Resource Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives, Juliette Atkinson

Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives, Juliette Atkinson

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Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives
Title
Victorian biography reconsidered
Title remainder
a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives
Statement of responsibility
Juliette Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through an examination of numerous biographies, from the lives of working-class scientists to minor women writers, 'Victorian Biography Reconsidered' examines how and why 19th-century biographers challenged the contemporary obsession with 'great men' and brought to public attention the lives of neglected or unknown men and women
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UKM
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Atkinson, Juliette
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR788.B56
LC item number
A85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Engelsk litteratur
  • Biografi som litterär genre
  • Englisch
  • Biografie
  • Lebensbeschreibung
  • Englisch
  • Biografieën
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Storbritannien
Label
Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives, Juliette Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-306) and index
Contents
The many faces of Victorian biography -- Victorian hero-worship -- "The simple annals of the poor": biographies of humble men -- "Tragic failures" and "happy mediocrity": biographies of unsuccessful men -- "Quiet and uneventful"?: female literary biography -- "Inheritors of unfulfill'd renown": championing Romantic poets -- "Forgotten benefactors": the Dictionary of national biography -- Conclusion: "The lives of the obscure" and Virginia Woolf
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780199572137
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010930295
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500823006
  • (OCoLC)ocn500823006
Label
Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives, Juliette Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-306) and index
Contents
The many faces of Victorian biography -- Victorian hero-worship -- "The simple annals of the poor": biographies of humble men -- "Tragic failures" and "happy mediocrity": biographies of unsuccessful men -- "Quiet and uneventful"?: female literary biography -- "Inheritors of unfulfill'd renown": championing Romantic poets -- "Forgotten benefactors": the Dictionary of national biography -- Conclusion: "The lives of the obscure" and Virginia Woolf
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780199572137
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010930295
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500823006
  • (OCoLC)ocn500823006

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