[Note 15, Chapter Three, in print version]

John Holloway's pioneering The Victorian Sage (1953), which does not discuss Ruskin, properly emphasizes the secular prophets, rhetorical and poetic devices but does not succeed in defining a coherent genre. The Art of Victorian Prose, eds. George Levine and William Madden (N. Y., 1968), contains many valuable contributions to the still-necessary critical theory of Victorian non-fiction.

See also my Elegant Jeremiahs(1986) [Follow for table of contents of full e-text in VW].

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