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Metaphors of change in the language of nineteenth-century fiction : Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Author: Megan Perigoe Stitt
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 19th century, the study of language shared with geology certain metaphors to describe theories of change. This book looks at three authors whose handling of language and dialect speech  Read more...

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Named Person: Walter Scott; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Charles Kingsley; Walter Scott, Sir; Walter Scott, Sir; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Charles Kingsley; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Charles Kingsley; Walter Scott; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Charles Kingsley; Walter Scott; Walter Scott; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Charles Kingsley; Walter Scott; Charles Kingsley; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Perigoe Stitt
ISBN: 0198184425 9780198184423
OCLC Number: 37813586
Description: 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Fossil and the Germ: Rhetorics of Etymology --
2. Rocks and Living Tongues: Inductive Science and the Novels of the Present --
3. Decadent Strength: Models of Progress --
4. Figures of Speech: Language and the Family Dynamic.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Megan Perigoe Stitt.
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Stitt's book is worth reading since it continues the task of examining the fiction of the nineteenth century as part of the culture of the times in the broad rather than the narrow sense. Holly E. Read more...

 
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