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The ideas in things : fugitive meaning in the Victorian novel

Author: Elaine Freedgood
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ideas in Things explores apparently inconsequential objects in popular Victorian texts to make contact with their fugitive meanings. Developing an innovative approach to analyzing nineteenth-century fiction, Elaine Freedgood here reconnects the things readers unwittingly ingore to the stories they tell."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freedgood, Elaine.
Ideas in things.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607861540
Online version:
Freedgood, Elaine.
Ideas in things.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608420676
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Freedgood
ISBN: 0226261557 9780226261553 9780226261638 0226261638
OCLC Number: 62782113
Description: x, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reading things --
Souvenirs of sadism: mahogany furniture, deforestations, and slavery in Jane Eyre --
Coziness and its vicissitudes: checked curtains and global cotton markets in Mary Barton --
Realism, fetishism, and genocide: negro head tobacco in and around Great Expectations --
Toward a history of literary underdetermination: standardizing meaning in Middlemarch --
Coda: Victorian thing culture and the way we read now.
Responsibility: Elaine Freedgood.
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