Vernon Lee

Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics

  • Catherine Maxwell
  • Patricia Pulham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Catherine Maxwell, Patricia Pulham
      Pages 1-20
  3. Creative Connections

    1. Catherine Maxwell
      Pages 21-39
    2. Laurel Brake
      Pages 40-57
  4. Decadent Dissolutions

  5. Queer Contexts

  6. Art and Argument

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-210

About this book


This, the first collection of essays on the aesthete and intellectual Vernon Lee, offers a wide range of critical writings by scholars. Key works are examined including Euphorion, Hauntings: Fantastic Stories and Music and Its Lovers . New light is shed on Lee's relationships with contemporaries such as Lee-Hamilton, Pater and Wilde.


aesthetics body ethics gender Oscar Wilde Victorian era

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Maxwell
    • 1
  • Patricia Pulham
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary, University of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of PortsmouthUK

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