Arnold and Pater provide necessary points of departure for a survey of the history of this modern rationale for the "humanities" in a hostile environmenmt because they are the first conservative thinkers to defend letters while fully acknowledging the challenge of radical reductive modern thought. [xix]

Suggested Readings

Buckley, J. H. The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1964.

DeLaura, David J. Hebrew and Hellene in Victorian England: Newman, Arnold, and Pater. Austin: U of Texas P, 1969.

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