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The Resource Charles Dickens's networks : public transport and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman

Charles Dickens's networks : public transport and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman

Label
Charles Dickens's networks : public transport and the novel
Title
Charles Dickens's networks
Title remainder
public transport and the novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan H. Grossman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The same week in February 1836 that Charles Dickens was hired to write his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first railway line in London opened. Charles Dickens's Networks explores the rise of the global, high-speed passenger transport network in the nineteenth century and the indelible impact it made on Dickens's work. The advent first of stage coaches, then of railways and transoceanic steam ships made unprecedented round-trip journeys across once seemingly far distances seem ordinary and systematic. Time itself was changed. The Victorians overran the separate, local times kept in each town, establishing instead the synchronized, 'standard' time, which now ticks on our clocks. Jonathan Grossman examines the history of public transport's systematic networking of people and how this revolutionized perceptions of time, space, and community, and how the art form of the novel played a special role in synthesizing and understanding it all. Focusing on a trio of road novels by Charles Dickens, he looks first at a key historical moment in the networked community's coming together, then at a subsequent recognition of its tragic limits, and, finally, at the construction of a revised view that expressed the precarious, limited omniscient perspective by which passengers came to imagine their journeying in the network."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Jonathan H
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.T73
LC item number
G76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Travel in literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Öffentlicher Verkehr
Label
Charles Dickens's networks : public transport and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-243) 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
Part One: The Speeding of the Pickwick Coach. Time ; Space ; Serialization ; Systems. -- Part Two: On Tragedy's Tracks. In Clock; A Tale That Is Tolled ; Clock Strikes. -- Part Three: International Connections. Perspective ; Simultaneity ; Plottability
Control code
746835364
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199644193
Lccn
2011944133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020742120
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)746835364
Label
Charles Dickens's networks : public transport and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-243) 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
Part One: The Speeding of the Pickwick Coach. Time ; Space ; Serialization ; Systems. -- Part Two: On Tragedy's Tracks. In Clock; A Tale That Is Tolled ; Clock Strikes. -- Part Three: International Connections. Perspective ; Simultaneity ; Plottability
Control code
746835364
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199644193
Lccn
2011944133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020742120
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)746835364

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