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The Resource London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915, Haewon Hwang

London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915, Haewon Hwang

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London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915
Title
London's underground spaces
Title remainder
representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915
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Haewon Hwang
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Language
eng
Summary
The construction of London's underground sewers, underground railway and suburban cemeteries created seismic shifts in the geography and the psychological apprehension of the city. Yet, why are there so few literary and aesthetic interventions in Victorian representations of subterranean spaces? What is London's answer to the Parisian sewers of Victor Hugo or the unflinching realism of Émile Zola's underworld? Where is the great English underground novel? This study explores this elision not as an absence of imaginative output, but as a presence and plenitude of anxiety and fears that haunt the pages of Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Bram Stoker and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. The way in which these writers negotiated the dirt and messiness of underground spaces reveals both the emergence of Gothic, socialist, and modernist sensibilities, and the way all modern cities deal with what is unseen, intangible and inarticulable. The inclusion of illustrations of Victorian maps, cartoons, photographs and art bring the period to life
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E7B
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915, Haewon Hwang
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London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915, Haewon Hwang
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt5hh2qk
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Imprint; Contents; List of Illustrations; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Incontinent City: Sewers, Disgust and Liminality; Chapter 2 Tubing It: Speeding through Modernity n the London Underground; Chapter 3 The (Un)Buried Life: Death in the Modern Necropolis; Chapter 4 Underground Revolutions: Invisible Networks of Terror in Fin-de-Siècle London; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299802780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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remote

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