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The Resource Capital offenses : geographies of class and crime in Victorian London, Simon Joyce

Capital offenses : geographies of class and crime in Victorian London, Simon Joyce

Label
Capital offenses : geographies of class and crime in Victorian London
Title
Capital offenses
Title remainder
geographies of class and crime in Victorian London
Statement of responsibility
Simon Joyce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As London became the first major city of the nineteenth century, new models of representation emerged in the journalism, poetry, fiction, and social commentary of the period. Simon Joyce argues that such writing reflected a persistent worry about the problem of crime but was never able to contain it. Commentators such as Wordsworth, Dickens, Mayhew, Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Booth, and Wilde all struggled with the same questions about how to represent London and the relations among its varied populations, yet their accounts often undermined one another." "Whereas Victorian social science presumed a correlation between criminal activity, geographical residence, and social class, the popular literature of the period often sought just as strenuously to deny the link, giving rise to privileged and pathological offenders like Dorian Gray and Dr. Jekyll. This in turn shifted attention away from the urban slums that had been the setting for the so-called Newgate novels of the 1830s and 1840s. By 1900 crime appears as a distinctively modern problem, requiring large-scale solutions and government intervention in place of an older approach rooted in personal morality or philanthropic paternalism." "Illustrating "literary geography"--In which physical space is not merely a backdrop for the plot but an integral element in shaping textual meaning - Joyce's Capital Offenses reveals how certain geographical patterns not only give weight to interpretive meanings already suggested in the texts but also enable us to read them in a new and surprising light."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joyce, Simon
Dewey number
823/.80932
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.C74
LC item number
J69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Crime in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Social classes
  • Crime
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Criminals in literature
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
Capital offenses : geographies of class and crime in Victorian London, Simon Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-258) 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
Mapping the capital city -- Reading run riot -- Resisting arrest/arresting resistance -- "Lords of the street, and terrors of the way" -- Into darkest London, and back again
Control code
51053762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780813921808
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002154237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Capital offenses : geographies of class and crime in Victorian London, Simon Joyce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-258) 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
Mapping the capital city -- Reading run riot -- Resisting arrest/arresting resistance -- "Lords of the street, and terrors of the way" -- Into darkest London, and back again
Control code
51053762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780813921808
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002154237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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