The genre of autobiography in Victorian literature

The genre of autobiography in Victorian literature

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The eleven autobiographies include those of John Stuart Mill, Anthony Trollope, John Ruskin, and Charles Darwin, among other luminaries of the Victorian era. Juxtaposing well-known works with less familiar ones, Machann helps the reader to explore the boundaries of the genre, appreciate stylistic variations, and identify profound structural similarities, all of which result from the larger Victorian culture. The book will be of interest to students of the Victorian era as well as scholars of life-writing and historical constructions of the self.The two chapters actually give a generalized account of Ruskina#39;s childhood, however, with only an approximate sense of time or chronological order, but they contain numerous individual descriptive scenes and anecdotes. The third chapter anbsp;...

Title:The genre of autobiography in Victorian literature
Author:Clinton Machann
Publisher:Univ of Michigan Pr - 1994


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