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The Resource Portable property : Victorian culture on the move, John Plotz

Portable property : Victorian culture on the move, John Plotz

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Portable property : Victorian culture on the move
Title
Portable property
Title remainder
Victorian culture on the move
Statement of responsibility
John Plotz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Portable Property examines how culture bearing objects came to stand for distant people and places, creating or preserving a sense of self and community despite geographic dislocation. Victorian novels - because they themselves came to be understood as the quintessential portable property - tell the story of this change most clearly. Plotz analyzes a wide range of works, paying particular attention to George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, Anthony Trollope's Eustace Diamonds, and R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone. He also discusses Thomas Hardy and William Morris's vehement attack on the very notion of cultural portability. The result is a richer understanding of the role of objects in British culture at home and abroad during the Age of Empire."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1967-
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Plotz, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Material culture in literature
  • Property in literature
  • Personal belongings in literature
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Expatriation in literature
  • British
Label
Portable property : Victorian culture on the move, John Plotz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-255) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface: Getting Hold of Portable Property
  • Introduction.
  • Global, the Local, and the Portable.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Discreet Jewels: Victorian Diamond Narratives and the Problem of Sentimental Value.
  • p. 24
  • Ch. 2.
  • First Strawberries in India: Cultural Portability Abroad.
  • p. 45
  • Ch. 3.
  • Someone Else's Knowledge: Race and Portable Culture in Daniel Deronda.
  • p. 72
  • Ch. 4.
  • Locating Lorna Doone: R. D. Blackmore, F. H. Burnett, and the Limits of English Regionalism.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 5.
  • Going Local: Characters and Environments in Thomas Hardy's Wessex.
  • p. 122
  • Ch. 6.
  • Nowhere and Everywhere: The End of Portability in William Morris's Romances.
  • p. 144
  • Conclusion: Is Portability Portable?.
  • p. 170
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 257
Control code
ocn166255093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780691135168
Lccn
2007033548
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Portable property : Victorian culture on the move, John Plotz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-255) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface: Getting Hold of Portable Property
  • Introduction.
  • Global, the Local, and the Portable.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Discreet Jewels: Victorian Diamond Narratives and the Problem of Sentimental Value.
  • p. 24
  • Ch. 2.
  • First Strawberries in India: Cultural Portability Abroad.
  • p. 45
  • Ch. 3.
  • Someone Else's Knowledge: Race and Portable Culture in Daniel Deronda.
  • p. 72
  • Ch. 4.
  • Locating Lorna Doone: R. D. Blackmore, F. H. Burnett, and the Limits of English Regionalism.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 5.
  • Going Local: Characters and Environments in Thomas Hardy's Wessex.
  • p. 122
  • Ch. 6.
  • Nowhere and Everywhere: The End of Portability in William Morris's Romances.
  • p. 144
  • Conclusion: Is Portability Portable?.
  • p. 170
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 257
Control code
ocn166255093
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780691135168
Lccn
2007033548
Other physical details
ill.

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