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The Resource Excavating Victorians, Virginia Zimmerman

Excavating Victorians, Virginia Zimmerman

Label
Excavating Victorians
Title
Excavating Victorians
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Zimmerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain's reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and history. These new sciences took the Victorians by storm, inundating them with fossils, skeletal remains, and potsherds - artifacts, or traces, that served at once as relics from the past, objects in the present, and markers of time's passage. Virginia Zimmerman explores how the Victorians utilized a nexus of literature, excavation, and reflections on time to ease anxieties about the individual's fate in the face of time's overwhelming expanse. The function of artifacts is also considered through careful readings of Tennyson's The Princess and Dickens's Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend. Zimmerman shows how these literary works make use of the language, tropes, and even generic conventions of excavation, and how they participate in the effort to rescue the individual from temporal insignificance."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmerman, Virginia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.G38
LC item number
Z56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Geology in literature
  • Archaeology in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Time
  • Authors, English
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and history
Label
Excavating Victorians, Virginia Zimmerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Introduction: "All Relics Here Together".
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Victorian Geologist: Reading Remains and Writing Time.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Tennyson's Fairy Tale of Science.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Accidental Archaeology in London and Pompeii.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Dickens among the Ruins.
  • p. 143
  • 6.
  • Final Fragments.
  • p. 177
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
982006101369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 231 p.
Isbn
9780791472798
Lccn
2006101369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Excavating Victorians, Virginia Zimmerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Introduction: "All Relics Here Together".
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Victorian Geologist: Reading Remains and Writing Time.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Tennyson's Fairy Tale of Science.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Accidental Archaeology in London and Pompeii.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Dickens among the Ruins.
  • p. 143
  • 6.
  • Final Fragments.
  • p. 177
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
982006101369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 231 p.
Isbn
9780791472798
Lccn
2006101369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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