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Nineteenth Century Studies : Coleridge to Matthew Arnold - Basil Willey

Nineteenth Century Studies

Coleridge to Matthew Arnold

Paperback Published: 29th December 1980
ISBN: 9780521280662
Number Of Pages: 298

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The late Professor Basil Willey's important and influential inquiry into the history of religious and moral ideas in the nineteenth century has become (since its first appearance in 1949) a seminal study for all students of English literature and the history of ideas. Instead of surveying a complex nexus of ideas from a single vantage point, the author examines a shifting succession of beliefs. Religion and ethics are both the clue to those beliefs and an index of their fluctuations, and Professor Willey offers a lucid exposition and impartial evaluation of the issues raging at the heart of Victorian life: progress, original sin, enlightened self-interest and the moral imperative. Individual chapters are devoted to Coleridge, Thomas Arnold, Newman, Carlyle, Bentham, Mill, Comte, George Eliot and Matthew Arnold. Professor Willey's particular achievement is to have clarified and reanimated these controversies so as to show their continuing relevance.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thomas Arnold
Newman and the Oxford Movement
Thomas Carlyle
A note on Bentham's Deontology
John Stuart Mill
Auguste Comte
George Eliot: Hennell, Strauss and Feuerbach
George Eliot, conclusion
Matthew Arnold
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ISBN: 9780521280662
ISBN-10: 0521280664
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 29th December 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38