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Andrea Charise
THE AESTHETICS OF SENESCENCE:
AGING, POPULATION, AND THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL
(SUNY, 2020) xlv + 194 pp.
Reviewed by Alice Crossley on 2020-10-16
This welcome study shows how nineteenth-century British novels about aging intersect with historical debates across multiple disciplines.
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Ian Haywood
THE RISE OF VICTORIAN CARICATURE
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) xvii + 296 pp.
Reviewed by Richard Scully on 2020-10-16
Victorian Studies
Scholarship on Victorian-era cartooning and caricature has lately been undergoing a quiet resurgence.
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Ashley Reed
HEAVEN'S INTERPRETERS: WOMEN WRITERS AND RELIGIOUS AGENCY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
(Cornell University Press, 2020) ix + 262 pp.
Reviewed by James Emmett Ryan on 2020-09-18
Before about 1820, as literary historians of early America have demonstrated, American novels were interesting but rather uncommon and not widely distributed.
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Barbara Black
HOTEL LONDON: HOW VICTORIAN COMMERCIAL HOSPITALITY SHAPED A NATION AND ITS STORIES
(Ohio State, 2019) x + 245 pp.
Reviewed by Melissa Fegan on 2020-08-22
This book is the final instalment in Barbara Black's trilogy on the great institutions of nineteenth-century London: museums (On Exhibit, 2000), gentlemen's clubs (A Room of His Own, 2012), and now the grand hotel.
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Amanda Jo Goldstein
SWEET SCIENCE: ROMANTIC MATERIALISM AND THE NEW LOGICS OF LIFE
(Chicago, 2017) 330 + viii pp.
Reviewed by Devin Griffiths on 2020-08-08
EDITOR'S NOTE: This book is jointly reviewed with Philipp Erchinger, ARTFUL EXPERIMENTS: WAYS OF KNOWING IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE (Edinburgh, 2018) 210 + x pp.
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Philipp Erchinger
ARTFUL EXPERIMENTS: WAYS OF KNOWING IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
(Edinburgh, 2018) 210 + x pp.
Reviewed by Devin Griffiths on 2020-08-08
EDITOR'S NOTE: This book is jointly reviewed with Amanda Jo Goldstein, SWEET SCIENCE: ROMANTIC MATERIALISM AND THE NEW LOGICS OF LIFE (Chicago, 2017) 330 + viii pp.
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