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The Resource Dickens and the business of death, Claire Wood, (electronic book)

Dickens and the business of death, Claire Wood, (electronic book)

Label
Dickens and the business of death
Title
Dickens and the business of death
Statement of responsibility
Claire Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Dickens is famous for his deathbed scenes, but these have rarely been examined within the context of his ambivalence towards the Victorian commodification of death. Dickens repeatedly criticised ostentatious funeral and mourning customs, and asserted the harmful consequences of treating the corpse as an object of speculation rather than sympathy. At the same time, he was fascinated by those who made a living from death and recognised that his authorial profits implicated him in the same trade. This book explores how Dickens turned mortality into the stuff of life and art as he navigated a thriving culture of death-based consumption. It surveys the diverse ways in which death became a business, from body-snatching, undertaking, and joint-stock cemetery companies, to the telling and selling of stories. This broad study offers fresh perspectives on death in The Old Curiosity Shop and Our Mutual Friend, and discusses lesser-known works and textual illustrations"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Claire
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4592.E25
LC item number
W66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CULTURE.
Series volume
98
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in literature
  • Death care industry
  • Literature publishing
  • Literature and society
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens and the business of death, Claire Wood, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Profitable undertakings and deathly business; 2. Revaluing The Old Curiosity Shop; 3. Death and property in Bleak House; 4. Parts and parting in Our Mutual Friend; Conclusion. Stealing Dickens; Bibliography
Control code
99979546055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316248782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dickens and the business of death, Claire Wood, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Profitable undertakings and deathly business; 2. Revaluing The Old Curiosity Shop; 3. Death and property in Bleak House; 4. Parts and parting in Our Mutual Friend; Conclusion. Stealing Dickens; Bibliography
Control code
99979546055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316248782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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