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

 
Devoney Looser
THE MAKING OF JANE AUSTEN
(Johns Hopkins) viii + 291 pp.
Reviewed by Carolyn Dever on 2018-04-04.

Was she or wasn't she? Radical subverter of gender and class relations, or arch-conservative doyenne of the English...
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Rachel Ablow
VICTORIAN PAIN
(Princeton, 2017) 208 pp.
Reviewed by Clark Lawlor on 2018-03-28.

Rachel Ablow's fascinating book takes on perhaps the crucial century in the history of pain. Before the Victorian...
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Laura Dassow Walls
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE
(Chicago, 2017) xx+ 615pp.
Reviewed by Michael Ziser on 2018-03-19.

It has long been a question which of the several excellent biographies of Henry David Thoreau to recommend to people...
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James Diedrick
MATHILDE BLIND: LATE-VICTORIAN CULTURE AND THE WOMAN OF LETTERS
(Virginia, 2017) xix + 313pp.
Reviewed by Susan David Bernstein on 2018-03-18.

With the first critical biography of Mathilde Blind, James Diedrick makes a thoroughly forceful case for the writer's importance...
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