Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Thomas P. Walsh


The duty of defining a word is certainly not an easy task. This is particularly true of a word which, after many attempts, is still not defined satisfactorily. “Victorianism” is that type of word. It would seem that many of the “ism” words are so associated with connotations that precise and accurate definitions are impossible. It is, however, mandatory to define “Victorianism” in an attempt to discuss the “Victorianism” of some of the mid-century “Victorian” works of three major poets of the period: Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1968 Carole Lee Abernathy.

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