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Victorians in the Mountains : Sinking the Sublime.

Author: Colley, Ann C.
Publisher: Ashgate Gower 2010.
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Ann C. Colley examines archival accounts of tourists and female climbers, technological advances, and theatrical spectacle to trace the evolution of the sublime over the course of the nineteenth century. Chapters on John Ruskin, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Robert Louis Stevenson, whose writings about the Alps reflect their feelings about their Romantic heritage, offer insight into their ideas about perception,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: John Ruskin; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Robert Louis Stevenson; Gerard Manley Hopkins; John Ruskin; Robert Louis Stevenson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colley, Ann C.
OCLC Number: 746578481
Description: 1 online resource (266)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Figures --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part I: Tourists, Climbers, and the Sublime --
1 Sinking the Sublime --
2 Spectators, Telescopes, and Spectacle --
3 Ladies on High --
Part II: Literary Figures in the Alps --
4 John Ruskin: Climbing and the Vulnerable Eye --
5 Toothpowder and Breadcrumbs: Gerard Manley Hopkins in the Alps --
6 Snowbound with Robert Louis Stevenson --
Part III: Coda --
7 Coda: The Himalaya and the Persistence of the Sublime --
Bibliography --
Index.
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Examines the shift away from the cult of the sublime that characterized the early part of the nineteenth century to the less reverential perspective from which the Victorians regarded mountain  Read more...

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