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Atkinson, Juliette
Victorian biography reconsidered : a study of nineteenth-century "hidden" lives / Juliette Atkinson
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  PR788.B56 A85 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Subject Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Biography -- History and criticism
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Subject(s) Biography as a literary form
Physical Description viii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
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

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