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The Resource Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918, Patricia Pye, (electronic book)

Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918, Patricia Pye, (electronic book)

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Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918
Title
Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Pye
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the literary representation of late Victorian and early Edwardian London from an auditory perspective, arguing that readers should ‘listen’ to impressions of the city, as described by writers such as Conrad, Doyle, Ford and Gissing. It was in this period that London began to ‘sound modern’ and, through a closer hearing of its literature, writers’ wider responses to modernity are revealed.The book is structured into familiar modernist themes, revisiting time and space, social progress and popular culture through an exploration of the sound impressions of some key works.  Each chapter is contextualized by these themes, revealing how the sound of the news, social protest, music hall and suburbanization impacted on writers’ literary imaginations.Suitable for students of modernist literature and specialists in sound studies, this book will also appeal to readers with a wider interest in London’s history and popular culture between 1880-1918
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Pye, Patricia
Dewey number
820.9/356
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Sound in literature
  • Speech in literature
  • Voice in literature
  • City noise
  • London (England)
Label
Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918, Patricia Pye, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I Sound and Time""; ""Chapter 1 Waiting for the Sound: Noise, Time, and the News""; ""Individual and Communal Experience of Time""; ""Hearing the News in Conradâ#x80;#x99;s The Secret Agent""; ""Signalling the Moment in Fordâ#x80;#x99;s A Man Could Stand up""; ""Part II Sound and Social Progress""; ""Chapter 2 Speakers, Listeners, and the Power of the Platform""; ""Some Platform Performers in Besant, James, Conrad, and Harkness""; ""Speakers and the Sound of Social Class""; ""Listeners and the â#x80;#x98;Wild Beast Roarâ#x80;#x99; of the Crowd""
  • ""Part III Sound and Popular Culture""""Chapter 3 â#x80;#x98;Canâ#x80;#x99;t It Be Stopped?â#x80;#x99;â#x80;#x94;London and the Popular Tone""; ""The Clang of Triviality: Perceptions of the Popular""; ""Music of the Streets and Suburbs""; ""Music Hall and the Comic Tone""; ""Part IV Sound and Space""; ""Chapter 4 Silence, the Suburbs, and Lifeâ#x80;#x98;Beyond the Cityâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Jefferies and the End of London""; ""Chesterton and the â#x80;#x98;Horrible Silence of Modernityâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Travelling Beyond the City""; ""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137540164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006594253
  • on1006594253
Label
Sound and modernity in the literature of London, 1880-1918, Patricia Pye, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I Sound and Time""; ""Chapter 1 Waiting for the Sound: Noise, Time, and the News""; ""Individual and Communal Experience of Time""; ""Hearing the News in Conradâ#x80;#x99;s The Secret Agent""; ""Signalling the Moment in Fordâ#x80;#x99;s A Man Could Stand up""; ""Part II Sound and Social Progress""; ""Chapter 2 Speakers, Listeners, and the Power of the Platform""; ""Some Platform Performers in Besant, James, Conrad, and Harkness""; ""Speakers and the Sound of Social Class""; ""Listeners and the â#x80;#x98;Wild Beast Roarâ#x80;#x99; of the Crowd""
  • ""Part III Sound and Popular Culture""""Chapter 3 â#x80;#x98;Canâ#x80;#x99;t It Be Stopped?â#x80;#x99;â#x80;#x94;London and the Popular Tone""; ""The Clang of Triviality: Perceptions of the Popular""; ""Music of the Streets and Suburbs""; ""Music Hall and the Comic Tone""; ""Part IV Sound and Space""; ""Chapter 4 Silence, the Suburbs, and Lifeâ#x80;#x98;Beyond the Cityâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Jefferies and the End of London""; ""Chesterton and the â#x80;#x98;Horrible Silence of Modernityâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Travelling Beyond the City""; ""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137540164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006594253
  • on1006594253

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