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Tragedy, Death and Eschatology

  • Barbara Prentis
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Abstract

No study of the lives and work of nineteenth-century authors would be complete that failed to take account of their attitudes to the problems of death and human destiny. Of all the matters to exercise the Victorian imagination, none did so more powerfully than these. ‘Where we have sex at every turn,’ it has been said,1 ‘they had death.’ Their society was ‘haunted and fascinated’ by it, their fiction ‘filled with wasting diseases, slow-motion dying, funerals and cemeteries.’

Keywords

Jewish Ideal Human Tragedy Human Destiny Christian Orthodoxy Tragic Irony 
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© Barbara Prentis 1988

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