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The lives of machines : the industrial imaginary in Victorian literature and culture

Author: Tamara Siroone Ketabgian
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press : University of Michigan Library, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expanded views of the connection between humans and machines in the Victorian era

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Siroone Ketabgian
ISBN: 9780472071401 0472071408 9780472051403 0472051407
OCLC Number: 667213097
Description: xi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Human parts and prosthetic networks : the Victorian factory and mesmeric forces --
Animal machine --
"Melancholy mad elephants" : affect and the animal machine in Hard times --
Brute appetites : labor and leisure in Mary Barton and early Victorian Manchester --
Psychic forces : steam, water, and mechanical perception in The mill on the floss --
"A musical steam engine" : sympathy, technique, and industrial community.
Responsibility: Tamara Ketabgian.

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"This fascinating and challenging book stages an intervention not only in our habitual readings of the Victorian industrial novel, but also in our larger sense of how and when we have (re)conceived Read more...

 
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