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Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world

Author: Elaine Freedgood
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 28.
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"In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores the geography of risk produced by a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on politic economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, Alpine mountaineering and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are precariously predicated on the stability of dominant Victorian definitions of people and places. Women, men,  Read more...
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Freedgood, Elaine.
Victorian writing about risk.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99086371
(OCoLC)43287137
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Freedgood
ISBN: 0511010125 9780511010125 0511030703 9780511030703 0511118635 9780511118630 9780521781084 0521781086 9780511484797 0511484798 9780511045950 0511045956 0511151160 9780511151163 1280154756 9781280154751 9786610154753 6610154759
OCLC Number: 51214727
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: the practice of paradise --
1. Banishing panic: J.R. McCulloch, Harriet Martineau and the popularization of political economy --
2. The rhetoric of visible hands: Edwin Chadwick, Florence Nightingale and the popularization of sanitary reform --
3. Groundless optimism: regression in the service of the ego, England and empire in Victorian ballooning memoirs --
4. The uses of pain: cultural masochism and the colonization of the future in Victorian mountaineering memoirs --
5. A field for enterprise: the memoirs of David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 28.
Responsibility: Elaine Freedgood.
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