Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture

  • Authors
  • Ann C. Colley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Ann C. Colley
      Pages 1-11
  3. Voyages and Exile

  4. Childhood Spaces

  5. The Idea of Recollection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Ann C. Colley
      Pages 157-191
    3. Ann C. Colley
      Pages 209-212
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book


This book is about a group of Victorian British writers and artists (Darwin, Stevenson, Gaskell, Ruskin, Pater, Brown and Turner) whose work emerges from recollection and whose texts embody the experience of nostalgia. The study concentrates on the longing for a past that traverses the span of these writers' and artists' own lifetime. It examines their particular experience of the nostalgic moment and provides an occasion to re-examine the idea of nostalgia and to reflect on the act of recollection.


Charles Darwin corpus culture England exile experience Henri Bergson idea John Ruskin landscape Narrative Victorian era

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