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Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin, and Julian Waite
MARIE DUVAL: MAVERICK VICTORIAN CARTOONIST
Manchester, 2020) x + 272 pp.
Reviewed by Richard Scully on 2021-01-19
This long-awaited study of Marie Duval (1847-1890, born Isabelle Émilie de Tessier) is a remarkable achievement.
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Nicholas Mason and Tom Mole, eds.
ROMANTIC PERIODICALS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: ELEVEN CASE STUDIES FROM BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE
(Edinburgh, 2020) xi + 276 pp.
Reviewed by David Latané on 2021-01-15
Romantic Periodical Studies
In 2017, Tom Mole and Nicholas Mason organized the Blackwood's bicentenary conference at the University of Edinburgh, and for this collection of essays they drew on a cadre of distinguished specialists in the history of periodicals.
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Robert Morrison
THE REGENCY REVOLUTION: JANE AUSTEN, NAPOLEON, LORD BYRON AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD
(Atlantic / Allen & Unwin, 2019) xv + 349 pp. 
Reviewed by Gregory Dart on 2021-01-13
Editor's Note: This book has been published in America as The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, And Britain Becomes Modern (Norton, 2019).
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John Savarese
ROMANTICISM'S OTHER MINDS: POETRY, COGNITION, AND THE SCIENCE OF SOCIABILITY
(Ohio State, 2020) viii + 192 pp.
Reviewed by Mark J. Bruhn on 2021-01-12
Romantic Poetry and Neurological Studies
In just under 170 succinctly argued pages, John Savarese's first monograph gives a surprisingly copious account of poetry's instrumental role in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century theories of humans' socio-cognitive endowment and development.
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Judith Maltby and Alison Shell, eds.
ANGLICAN WOMEN NOVELISTS: CHARLOTTE BRONTE TO P.D. JAMES
(Bloomsbury, 2019) xvi+274pp
Reviewed by June Sturrock on 2021-01-10
As novelists, the subjects of this lively and scholarly collection are strikingly diverse.
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David Sweeney Coombs
READING WITH THE SENSES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
(Virginia, 2019) xi + 175pp.
Reviewed by Kay Young on 2020-12-30
Why read a book about reading, perception, and the Victorians during a pandemic? Though not about the pandemic or sheltering in place, this book has an answer: like perception, it claims, reading literature connects us to the world.
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