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A World of Possibilities

Romantic Irony in Victorian Literature

Clyde de L. Ryals

Frontmatter and Acknowledgments
Introduction  An Image of the Age

1  Carlyle’s The French Revolution: A “True Fiction”
Vanity Fair: Transcendental Buffoonery
3  Levity’s Rainbow: The Way of Browning’s “Christmas-Eve”
4  The Chameleon Personality: Arnold’s Poetry
5  The “Monomymity” of Bleak House
6  “The Old Order Changeth”: Idylls of the King
7  The Heracliteanism of Marius the Epicurean

Afterword  Being True at the Verge
List of Abbreviations and Notes
Index

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