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Dreaming in BooksThe Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Andrew Piper

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226669724
eISBN:
9780226669748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

At the turn of the nineteenth century, publishing houses in London, New York, Paris, Stuttgart, and Berlin produced books in ever greater numbers. But it was not just the advent of mass printing that ... More

Dying to KnowScientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

George Levine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, which contributes to the history and theory of scientific knowledge, explores the paradoxes of our modern ideal of objectivity, in particular its emphasis on the impersonality and ... More

Genres of the Credit EconomyMediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Poovey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem like routine activities of everyday life? This book addresses ... More

The Ideas in ThingsFugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While the Victorian novel famously describes, catalogs, and inundates the reader with things, the protocols for reading it have long enjoined readers not to interpret most of what crowds its pages. ... More

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Maria H. Frawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of “invalid.” ... More

Living LiberalismPractical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain

Living Liberalism: Practical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain

Elaine Hadley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311883
eISBN:
9780226311906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311906.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the mid-Victorian era, liberalism was a practical politics: it had a party, it informed legislation, and it had adherents who identified with and expressed it as opinion. It was also the first ... More

Loving LiteratureA Cultural History

Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Deidre Shauna Lynch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Britain between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries, the term literature, once a term for erudition and study in general, gradually took on its familiar, modern meaning and came to ... More

Making England WesternOccidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture

Making England Western: Occidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture

Saree Makdisi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226923130
eISBN:
9780226923154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book traces the claim that England at the turn of the nineteenth century through the Romantic period and beyond was not what we know today as a “Western” country. It identifies Occidentalism as ... More

Novel ScienceFiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Adelene Buckland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an in-depth study of the shocking, groundbreaking, and sometimes beautiful writings of the gentlemen of the “heroic age” of geology and of the contribution these men made to the literary ... More

Object LessonsThe Novel As a Theory of Reference

Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Jami Bartlett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Literary critics have taken the realist novel’s claim to referentiality for granted, and have treated the act of referring as an unanalyzable simple, and the characters and things that are referred ... More

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