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Victorian fiction and the cult of the horse

Author: Gina M Dorré
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The horse was essential to the workings of Victorian society, and its representations, which are vast, ranging, and often contradictory, comprise a vibrant cult of the horse. Examining the representational, emblematic, and rhetorical uses of horses in a diversity of nineteenth-century texts, Gina M. Dorre shows how discourses about horses reveal and negotiate anxieties related to industrialism and technology,
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Dorré, Gina M., 1963-
Victorian fiction and the cult of the horse.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607839151
Named Person: Charles Dickens; M E Braddon; Anna Sewell; George Moore; M E Braddon; Charles Dickens; George Moore; Anna Sewell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gina M Dorré
ISBN: 9780754655152 0754655156
OCLC Number: 69423216
Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: All the queen's horses : Victorian culture and the "definition of a horse" --
Handling the "iron horse" : Dickens, travel, and the derailing of Victorian masculinity --
Horsebreaking and homemaking : horsey heroines and destabilized domesticity in the sensation fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon --
Horses and corsets : Black Beauty, dress reform, and the fashioning of the Victorian woman --
Reading and riding : late-century aesthetics and the cultural economy of the turf in George Moore's Esther Waters --
Urban ironies and the modern mind : horses after Victoria.
Responsibility: Gina M. Dorré.
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