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

 
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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Martin Dubois
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS AND THE POETRY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
(Cambridge, 2017) xi + 224 pp.
Reviewed by Summer J. Star on 2018-03-18.

Diverse, Generous, Flexible, Contingent. After reading this book, I believe these words best express both the version...
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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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Jason Rudy
IMAGINED HOMELANDS: BRITISH POETRY IN THE COLONIES
(Johns Hopkins, 2017) xii + 247 pp.
Reviewed by David Latané on 2018-03-05.

The subtitle of Jason Rudy's instructive and astute new book matters. It is not Poetry in the British Colonies but...
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