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Novel cultivations : plants in British literature of the global nineteenth century

Author: Elizabeth Hope Chang
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019.
Series: Under the sign of nature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book looks at the transnational circulation of both people and plants as a feature of Victorian speculative fiction"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hope Chang
ISBN: 9780813942476 0813942470 0813942489 9780813942483
OCLC Number: 1057304030
Description: viii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Detecting the global plant specimen --
Strange city gardens --
Strange country gardens --
Acclimatization abroad --
The sentient specimen returns.
Series Title: Under the sign of nature.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hope Chang.

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Situated in a mid-Victorian moment of frenetic plant collecting from the far reaches of the British empire, Novel Cultivations recognises plants as vital and sentient subjects that serve - often more  Read more...

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