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Top Blogs for Nineteenth Century Literature 2018

Well done to this fabulous group of bloggers who all scored a High Distinction for their wonderful blogs on the literature of the Romantic and  Victorian periods. 66 more words

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Some Great (and some not so great) Fathers from Victorian Fiction

It’s Father’s Day and I thought I’d compile a list of some of the best dads from my favourite Victorian novels. But oh boy, it turns out that I was wandering blithely into a wilderness and that nice, stable father figures don’t make for very compelling fiction. 1,395 more words


The Importance of Being Earnest Part 2

Today we almost finished watching the whole of the Suchet version of this amazing play and then had a wonderful tutorial in which we drilled down deeply into how Wilde’s language parodies the late Victorians. 39 more words

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Oscar Wilde and the End of the 19th Century

David Suchet in the role of Lady Bracknell brings Oscar Wilde’s satire of the British upper classes into a powerful focus. She is so much of the  182 more words

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Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Illych & Master and Man

Tolstoy brings us to one of the high points of 19th Century Literature. He explores with such uncompromising depth, issues of profound human concern. What we have explored in Austen, Dickens, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold and others here comes into focus with a white heat. 235 more words

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George Eliot- Silas Marner: Lecture & Tutorial

This is one of those amazing books that you cannot put down until you reach the end. And why? Because it deals so deeply, persuasively with the essence of what it is to be human: to have a deep abiding need for wholeness, for inner certainty, no matter what the deflections on this path. 289 more words

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Romanticism & Victorianism: First Trawl through Blog Posts

Hi All,

there have been some outstanding blogs on aspects of the 19th Century. This is a wonderful start to your blogging for this unit! I thought I would share with you a range of the creatively exciting posts by members of our group. 431 more words

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