Nineteenth-Century Prose

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter

Arnold's Publisher: A Neglected Source
Matthew Arnold's first contact with the proprietor of Smith & Elder was as a contributor to the Cornhill Magazine with a poem called "Men of Genius" which appeared in July 1860. From Arnold's letters to George Smith, (1) William Buckler has deduced...
David Livingstone and the Imperial Imagination
David Livingstone had a lasting effect upon the way Britons in the nineteenth century and beyond would look at primitive peoples and at themselves. Today it is the man and not his writings that we remember, but the three books by Livingstone which...
Emerson and Nietzsche: Fate and Existence
The impact of American thought on the philosophy of Nietzsche (by way of the Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson) has been known for some time now, but more in Europe than in this country. In his study of the philosophy of Nietzsche, Charles Andler identified...
The Origin of Species as Rhetoric
Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species of 1859 is universally acknowledged to be one of the most seminal prose texts of the nineteenth century, bringing about a paradigmatic shift in humankind's relation to nature and to God. The roles played in the...