DANTE AND THE VICTORIANS

ALISON MILBANK
288pp ILLUS 2009 LIST PRICE: £18.99 (P) LA12

Quantity:

£7.95

You Save59%
Description
This ground-breaking book explains why a comprehension of the Victorian reception of Dante is essential for a full understanding of Victorianism as a whole. For both the Victorians and the Modernists Dante is the first writer to historicise, fictionalise and humanise the eternal role, and he becomes paradoxically the means by which history, secularised fiction and a positivist humanism could be reconnected to a lost transcendent. Milbank provides the first comprehensive account of why the reading of Dante was central to nineteenth-century British language and culture.