Ambition, Greed, and Empire: Dickensí A Christmas Carol and

Tennysonís Odyssey Poems

  1. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and the Reading Public
    1. From Poverty to Wealth: A Victorian Success Story
    2. Life and Literature
    3. Dickensí Women
    4. The Writer and the Editor
  1. "God rest ye merry gentlemen": Christmas Carols and the Christmas Spirit
    1. What is Christmas?
    2. A Christmas Carol
    3. : Short Cuts and Discoveries
  1. Allegory, Narrative, and Character
    1. The Revival of Allegory
    2. The Story of Character: The Bildungsroman
    3. Is Character Permanent?
  1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and the Tennyson Phenomenon
    1. A Poetic Prodigy
    2. Poetic Ironies
  1. The Dying Empire: Poems from the Odyssey
    1. "The Lotos-Eaters" and Economic Success
    2. "Ulysses" and Virtue