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The ghost behind the masks : the Victorian poets and Shakespeare / W. David Shaw.

  • Author

    Shaw, W. David (William David),

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2014.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Criticism and Interpretation History, 19th century

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Influence.

    Aesthetics, Modern 19th century

    English poetry 19th century History and criticism

    Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901.

Pt. 1. Poetic beginnings -- Word and love games: Berowne and Ida's prince -- The trespass of intimacy: artists in crime -- Pt. 2. Hamlet's afterlives -- Toils of fate: Dickens, Hamlet, and Malvolio -- The angel of dust: a god in exile -- Pt. 3. Shades of King Lear -- Thou, nature, art my goddess: the garden and the heath -- A choral mind trap: Hardy and the homilists -- Wisdom and wit: Lear's fool to Dagonet -- The end of illusion: Childe Roland and Caliban -- Pt. 4. Grace and death -- A toil of grace: Cleopatra and her heirs -- Off the edge: end games and elegy -- The hills are shadows: time the devourer -- Oracle meets wit: the promised end.