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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Vernon Lee

Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics

Authors: Pulham, Patricia, Maxwell, Catherine

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This, the first collection of essays on the aesthete and intellectual Vernon Lee, offers a wide range of critical writings by scholars. Key works are examined including Euphorion, Hauntings: Fantastic Stories and Music and Its Lovers . New light is shed on Lee's relationships with contemporaries such as Lee-Hamilton, Pater and Wilde.

About the authors

LAUREL BRAKE Professor in Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK JO BRIGGS PhD student at Yale University, USA GRACE BROCKINGTON British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, UK DENNIS DENISOFF Ryerson Chair in the English Department and Graduate Programme in Communications and Culture at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada STEFANO EVANGELISTA Fitzjames Research Fellow in English at Merton College, Oxford, UK MARGARET D. STETZ Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, USA CATHERINE ANNE WILEY Visiting Assistant Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA CHRISTA ZORN Associate Professor of English and Co-ordinator of Women and Gender Studies at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, USA

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'Vernon Lee: Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics... plays an integral role in reinvigorating the literary reputation of one of the most important late-Victorian women writers.' - Kristin Mahoney, Victorian Studies

'a thoroughly stimulating, cogent, highly readable collection of essays, that will undoubtedly attract further critical attention to one of the most original interdisciplinary thinkers of her generation' - Shafquat Towheed, Nineteenth-Century Literature

'Maxwell and Pulham's joint Introduction sets the agenda with a rich biographical, cultural and critical contextualisation of Lee and her works... Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham as well as Palgrave...are to be commended.' - Matthew Mitton, Women: A Cultural Review


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Maxwell, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Vernon Lee and Eugene Lee-Hamilton

    Maxwell, Catherine

    Pages 21-39

  • Vernon Lee and the Pater Circle

    Brake, Laurel

    Pages 40-57

  • ‘Warming Me Like a Cordial’: The Ethos of the Body in Vernon Lee’s Aesthetics

    Wiley, Catherine Anne

    Pages 58-74

  • Vernon Lee, Decadent Contamination and the Productivist Ethos

    Denisoff, Dennis

    Pages 75-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vernon Lee
Book Subtitle
Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28752-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230287525
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9213-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 210
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