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

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John Plotz
SEMI-DETACHED: THE AESTHETICS OF VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE SINCE DICKENS
(Princeton, 2018) xii + 329 pp.
Reviewed by Alison Byerly on 2018-10-06.

Like explorers with maps in hand, critics have ranged widely over the years to define the...
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Helena Ifill
CREATING CHARACTER: THEORIES OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN VICTORIAN SENSATION FICTION
(Manchester, 2018) viii + 232 pp.
Reviewed by Marta Figlerowicz on 2018-08-06.

This book whittles away at the distinction between the realist and the sensation novel....
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Bo Earle
POST-PERSONAL ROMANTICISM: DEMOCRATIC TERROR, PROSTHETIC POETICS, AND THE COMEDY OF MODERN ETHICAL LIFE
(Ohio State, 2017) xiii + 212 pp.
Reviewed by Liz Scheer on 2018-08-06.

Confronted with the terrifying absurdity of the contemporary political scene, scholars...
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Frederik Van Dam
ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S LATE STYLE: VICTORIAN LIBERALISM AND LITERARY FORM
(Edinburgh, 2016) 256 pp.
Reviewed by Deborah Denenholz Morse on 2018-07-30.

Anthony Trollope has only recently been discovered to have a style, which was for...
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William H. Galperin
THE HISTORY OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: BRITISH ROMANTICISM AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE EVERYDAY
(Stanford, 2017) xi + 181pp.
Reviewed by Richard Eldridge on 2018-07-30.

Objective teleologies for human life have been in ill repute for some time, at least in...
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