The Fin de Siecle

The Fin de Siecle : A Reader in Cultural History, C.1880-1900

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In an important contribution to the developing field of interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities, Ledger and Luckhurst make available to students and scholars a large body of non-literary texts which richly configure the variegated cultural history of the fin-de-siecle years. That history is here shown to inaugurate many enduring critical and cultural concerns, with sections on Degeneration, Outcast London, The Metropolis, The New Woman, Literary Debates, The New Imperialism, Socialism, Anarchism, Scientific Naturalism, Psychology, Psychical Research, Sexology, Anthropology and Racial Science. Each section begins with an Introduction and closes with Editorial Notes which carefully situate individual texts within a wider cultural landscape.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 24mm | 621.42g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198742797
  • 9780198742791
  • 323,122

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All the essays...are...informative and lucidly written. English Literature in Translation 1880-1920show more

About Roger Luckhurst

Sally Ledger is Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London Roger Luckhurst is Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of Londonshow more

Table of contents

EDITORS' NOTE ; ONE: DEGENERATION ; TWO: OUTCAST LONDON ; THREE: THE METROPOLIS ; FOUR: THE NEW WOMAN ; FIVE: LITERARY DEBATES ; SIX: THE NEW IMPERIALISM ; THE FORWARD POLICY ; REPORTAGE ; CRITIQUE ; SEVEN: SOCIALISM ; EIGHT: ANARCHISM ; NINE: SCIENTIFIC NATURALISM ; TEN: PSYCHOLOGY ; ELEVEN: PSYCHICAL RESEARCH ; TWELVE: SEXOLOGY ; THIRTEEN: ANTHROPOLOGY AND RACIAL SCIENCEshow more