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Approaching Apocalypse: Unveiling Revelation In Victorian Writing
by Kevin Mills
A great deal of Victorian literature recycles themes, images, and language from apocalyptic literature, in what might be described as an affinity with the genre. With this affinity in mind Approaching Apocalypse examines certain structuring oppositions that shape apocalyptic literature, and sets out to decode their significance for. Victorian writing. They are: human/inhum ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published by Bucknell University Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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I am not sure what to make of this book... The author seems to be suffering from the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. Sometimes his arguments and examples are simply brilliant, and at other times they seemed to be very weak, lacking or incorrect. The latter is sometimes caused by the misinterpretation of quotes of, for example, George Elliot's "Middlemarch", or by incorporating a particular novel which does not lend itself for an apocalyptic reading, such as Thomas Hardy “Far From The Madding Crowd”. W ...more