The ideas in things : fugitive meaning in the Victorian novel / Elaine Freedgood.

While the Victorian novel famously describes, catalogs, and inundates the reader with things, the protocols for reading it have long enjoined readers not to interpret most of what crowds its pages. The Ideas in Things explores apparently inconsequential objects in popular Victorian texts to make con...

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Main Author: Freedgood, Elaine
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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Summary:While the Victorian novel famously describes, catalogs, and inundates the reader with things, the protocols for reading it have long enjoined readers not to interpret most of what crowds its pages. The Ideas in Things explores apparently inconsequential objects in popular Victorian texts to make contact with their fugitive meanings. Developing an innovative approach to analyzing nineteenth-century fiction, Elaine Freedgood here reconnects the things readers unwittingly ignore to the stories they tell. Building her case around objects from three well-known Victorian novels--the mahogany furnitur.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 196 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-186) and index.
ISBN:9780226261546
0226261549
1282754017
9781282754010
9786612754012
661275401X
Language:English.