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Charles Dickens in cyberspace : the afterlife of the nineteenth century in postmodern culture

Author: Jay Clayton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Clayton
ISBN: 0195160517 9780195160512 9780195313260 0195313267
OCLC Number: 50270601
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship.
Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dickens browses the World Wide Web --
The past in the future of cultural studies Crystal Palace in millennium dome --
The voice in the machine Haslitt, Austen, Hardy, and James --
Undisciplined cultures peacock, Mary Somerville, and Mr. Pickwick --
Hacking the nineteenth century babbage and lovelace in The Difference Engine and Arcadia --
Concealed circuits Frankenstein's monster, replicants, and cyborgs --
Is pip postmodern? Or, Dickens at the turn of the millennium --
Genome time new age evolution, The Gold Bug variations, and Gattaca --
Convergence of the two cultures a geek's guide.
Responsibility: Jay Clayton.
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