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Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900

Author: Richard Adelman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
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Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving ideas across a range  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Adelman
ISBN: 9781108337403 1108337406
OCLC Number: 1050321307
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Table of contents --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Idleness, moral consciousness & sociability --
Political economy & the logic of idleness --
The 'gospel of work' --
Cultural theory & aesthetic failure --
The gothicization of idleness --
Conclusion --
Epilogue substitutive satisfaction --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Richard Adelman.

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This book explores the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy by following changing conceptions of idleness and aesthetic consciousness from Shelley to Freud. Richard Adelman delivers  Read more...

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