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Victorians in the mountains : sinking the sublime

Author: Ann C Colley
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©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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Colley, Ann C.
Victorians in the mountains.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010
(DLC) 2010025753
(OCoLC)644019024
Named Person: John Ruskin; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Robert Louis Stevenson; 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: Ann C Colley
ISBN: 9781409406341 1409406342 1282892274 9781282892279
OCLC Number: 754793871
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 253 p.) : ill.
Contents: Tourists, climbers, and the sublime --
Sinking the sublime --
Spectators, telescopes, and spectacle --
Ladies on high --
Literary figures in the Alps --
John Ruskin: climbing and the vulnerable eye --
Toothpowder and breadcrumbs: Gerard Manley Hopkins in the Alps --
Snowbound with Robert Louis Stevenson --
Coda --
The Himalaya and the persistence of the sublime.
Responsibility: Ann C. Colley.
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