Nineteenth-Century Prose

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring

A Sages Science: Matthew Arnold and the Uses of Imprecision
Arnold always associated his critical method with the disinterestedness that characterizes the scientific spirit, yet at crucial points in many texts, he deliberately evades the kind of precision that science seeks. Levine argues that Arnold wants...
Ernest Renan's Averroism in the Religious Thought of Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold advocated state religion and state education, preferably combined, and pursuant to this political agenda, he praises Italian Catholic schools in the section on Italy in Higher Schools and Universities on the Continent. Yet there, he...
The Fictive Worlds of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism
In his Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill presents his readers with two very different visions of the world--two fictions, each endowed with selectively featured pasts, presents, and futures. These are populated by a personification of Utilitarianism...
W.M. Rossetti as Reluctant Biographer: The Genesis of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, His Family Letters, with a Memoir
Watts-Dunton's eagerly awaited but never written biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti was to have been part of a Life and Letters volume, with the letters edited by Rossetti's brother William. Williams part in the project was ready for publication in...