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Reading Constellations : Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction

Author: Patricia McKee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reading Constellations uses Walter Benjamin's philosophy of history to examine four canonical Victorian novels by Dickens, Hardy, and James.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Charles (1812-1870) Dickens; Charles (1812-1870) Dickens; Thomas (1840-1928) Hardy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia McKee
ISBN: 9780199333905 0199333904
OCLC Number: 880615596
Description: 1 vol. (ix-184 p.) : Jaquette ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading the Victorian city ; Great Expectations: the narrative winks ; London looking backward: our mutual friend ; Scenes of reading in Jude the Obscure ; Urban spaces "In the Cage."
Responsibility: Patricia McKee.
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McKee has brilliantly appropriated Benjamin's concept of the 'constellation' to show, in detailed readings, how, in four Victorian novels, not only are history and the city made of disintegrated Read more...

 
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