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Populating the novel : literary form and the politics of surplus life

Author: Emily Steinlight
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
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From the teeming streets of Dickens's London to the households of domestic fiction, nineteenth-century British writers constructed worlds crammed beyond capacity with human life. In Populating the Novel, Emily Steinlight contends that rather than ...
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Steinlight, Emily, 1979-
Populating the novel.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017027639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Steinlight
ISBN: 9781501710728 1501710729 1501710702 9781501710704
OCLC Number: 1014007369
Awards: Winner of Sonya Rudikoff Award 2019 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the biopolitical imagination --
Populating solitude : Malthus, the masses, and the romantic subject --
Political animals : the Victorian city, demography, and the politics of creaturely life --
Dickens's supernumeraries --
The sensation novel and the redundant woman questions --
"Because we are too menny."
Responsibility: Emily Steinlight.
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