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Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900

Author: Richard Adelman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving ideas across a range  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Adelman
ISBN: 9781108424134 1108424139
OCLC Number: 1031415584
Description: viii, 233 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Idleness, moral consciousness and sociability --
Political economy and the logic of idleness --
The 'gospel of work' --
Cultural theory and aesthetic failure --
The gothicization of idleness --
Conclusion --
Epilogue: substitutive satisfaction.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Richard Adelman.

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This book explores the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy by following changing conceptions of idleness and aesthetic consciousness from Shelley to Freud. Richard Adelman delivers  Read more...

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