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Victorian Literature.

Victorian Literature.

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1 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Bonaparte, Felicia THE GYPSY-BACHELOR OF MANCHESTER: The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon
Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, (1992). 081391390X / 9780813913902 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bibliography, index. 310pp. 
"Remarkable exercise in literary biography."--Jerome Buckley. "An ambitious and successful reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's life as poetic text, decoded and reconstructed through the metaphors and symbols she employed to fashion her identity."--Ira Nadel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Ffrench, Yvonne MRS. GASKELL
London: Home & Van Thal Ltd., (1949). First edition. A volume in the English Novelists Series. Small octavo. Hardcover. Light bump to lower corner tip of rear cover, and a tiny ink stamp to front free endpaper, else near fine in red-orange cloth; in a price-clipped dust jacket with very mild rubbing and age-toning, and a ''Recommended by the Book Society'' wraparound band. 
Biography of one of the most popular and enduring Victorian novelists. Gaskell began her writing career with the success of MARY BARTON, A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE in 1848, and went on to write CRANFORD, NORTH AND SOUTH, and THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Elton, Oliver A SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1830-1880 In Two Volumes
London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1932. Third impression. Hardcover. A fresh, near fine set in hunter green with bright gilt spine titles: both volumes slightly pressure bent, with mildly bumped corners; Volume II has a tiny corner crease to the front free endpaper; no dust jackets. 
An overview of British literature during the Victorian age. Elton examines the works of Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Tennyson, the Brownings, Swinburne, Dickens, Collins, Thackeray, George Eliot,Trollope, George Meredith, and many others. Notes, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Gay, Peter THE BOURGEOIS EXPERIENCE: Victoria to Freud, Volume II: The Tender Passion
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. 0195037413 / 9780195037418 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild age-toning to the edges and flaps and light crease to the upper spine panel. 490 pages, twenty illustrations, bibliographical essay, index. 
A study of love in the Victorian age, a follow-up to the first volume of THE BOURGEOIS EXPERIENCE which was about sexuality in the same era. Gay argues that the realities of love for the Victorians came very close to their ideals. 
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5 Molesworth, Mrs. THE BEWITCHED LAMP
London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, [circa 1908]. Early reprint. Blue cloth adorned with an early Mabel Lucie Attwell illustration--in green, yellow and black--of a girl and boy reading by a window. Hardcover. Very good: mild wear and rubbing to covers, small area of pale stain to rear cover, some negligible stains within; endsheets tanned, as expected; public school prize bookplate (1st prize!)--hand dated 1908 to front pastedown; no dust jacket. 
Fantasy yarn by the doyenne of Victorian children's fiction centers around 13-year-old Roger Fawke and a magical lamp which somehow finds its way back when taken away from its Moordale Court home. Tissue-guarded frontispiece by Robert Barnes. Scarce! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Molesworth, Mrs. THE BOLTED DOOR And Other Stories
London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers Ltd., [1906]. First edition. Blue cloth lettered in gilt, with illustration in dark blue, black and gilt to front cover, spine. 239 pages, a leaf of ads to rear. Hardcover. Very good only: shaken, spine slant, wear, abrasion, rubbing, dots of stain to covers, foxing to pages and page edges, owner's inscription to a flyleaf, inked ''1906'' to title-page, 1913 Sunday School Prize bookplate to pastedown. Tissue-guarded frontis. 
The title tale, "The Feather for Connie," "Genevieve's Escapade," "A Strange Christmas," "Garden Tools," "The Thatched Cottage," "What the Parcel-Post Brought on Christmas Eve," "A New Cinderella," "Cruel Kindness." 17 illustrations by Lewis Baumer. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Nelson, Claudia BOYS WILL BE GIRLS: The Feminine Ethic and British Children's Fiction, 1857-1917
New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, (1991). 0813516811 / 9780813516813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Reveals an extraordinary breadth of reading and contains some of the best analyses available of the cultural importance of Victorian children's fiction...original and useful."--Sally Mitchell. Bibliography, notes, index. 
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