More Light or Heat? A Spiritual Look at the Life of W. T. Stead

Goodwyn, Helena (2021) More Light or Heat? A Spiritual Look at the Life of W. T. Stead. Journal of Victorian Culture, 26 (1). pp. 145-148. ISSN 1355-5502

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When navigating the deep waters of W. T. Stead (1849–1912) it is best to have clarity of mission: a lens through which you approach the journalist who knew himself to be a changeable, tempestuous force and personality. Stewart J. W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet: by Stewart J Brown, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, xv + 226 pp., £30 (hardback), ISBN 9780198832539
Brown’s W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet has that clarity, and its publication in the Oxford University Press ‘Spiritual Lives’ series, edited by Timothy Larsen, is indicative of that fact. Brown’s religious biography is a welcome and vital addition to our study of one of the nineteenth century’s most intriguing and paradoxical figures. The series itself, so far, is eclectic, featuring work on Christina Rossetti, John Stuart Mill, Woodrow Wilson, and Leonard Woolf. Again, being in this company rather suits Stead, who appeared as...

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 09:56
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2022 08:01

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