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Icons of desire : the classical statue in later Victorian literature (2010)
Journal Article
Thomas, J. (2010). Icons of desire : the classical statue in later Victorian literature. Yearbook of English Studies, 40(1/2), 246-272

The sculptural trope enjoyed a revival in later Victorian literature, especially the classical sculptural nude. These ancient figures retain their function as mediators between the gods and their human votaries for their Victorian admirers, but they... Read More