Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2009

288 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081231

Bookseller Code (06)


Dante and the Victorians

Alison Milbank

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only study of Dante's influence on English Literature in the nineteenth century, revealing him as being key to understanding Victorianism as a whole
  • Far-ranging revisionist reading of Victorian attitudes to nationalism, gender, aesthetics and history
  • Reveals that Modernism's supposed break with Victorian realism also contained a contrary, continuous 'Danteism'
  • Widely praised on its first release, it has become the standard account of the influence of the poet on Victorian literature

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