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Fin de Siècle/Fin du Globe

Fears and Fantasies of the Late Nineteenth Century


Part of the Warwick Studies in the European Humanities book series (WSEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Stokes
    Pages 1-13
  3. John Goode
    Pages 14-36
  4. William Greenslade
    Pages 37-51
  5. Elaine Showalter
    Pages 69-84
  6. Patrick Parrinder
    Pages 85-101
  7. Carolyn Steedman
    Pages 102-116
  8. Ruth Robbins
    Pages 139-161
  9. Rowland Cotterill
    Pages 162-177
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 240-248

About this book


The internationally distinguished scholars who have contributed to this timely book were asked to take part in a collaborative act of demystification: a reconsideration of the eschatological ideas of the last fin de sicle, the 1890s, in the light of the critical thought of the 1990s. Their essays draw upon a range of approaches, and are broadly interdisciplinary. All are characterised by the realisation that, with a century's hindsight, the late 1800s should be seen not so much as a period of decadence as of discovery and growth.


apocalypse apocalyptic essay Friedrich Nietzsche growth interdisciplinary Leo Strauss writing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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