Nineteenth century studies : Coleridge to Matthew Arnold

by Basil Willey

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.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 2. Thomas Arnold
  • 3. Newman and the Oxford Movement
  • 4. Thomas Carlyle
  • 5. A note on Bentham's Deontology
  • 6. John Stuart Mill
  • 7. Auguste Comte
  • 8. George Eliot: Hennell, Strauss and Feuerbach
  • 9. George Eliot, conclusion
  • 10. Matthew Arnold
  • Index.

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書名 Nineteenth century studies : Coleridge to Matthew Arnold
著作者等 Willey, Basil
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1980
ページ数 v, 287 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521280664
NCID BA00696088
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス