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

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

Label
London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915
Title
London's underground spaces
Title remainder
representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915
Statement of responsibility
Haewon Hwang
Creator
Subject
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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
820.9358421081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.L65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
Label
London's underground spaces : representing the Victorian city, 1840-1915, Haewon Hwang, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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
Control code
ocn859160884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748676088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt57kthb
  • 511529
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32183872
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859160884
  • jstor0748676082

Library Locations

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