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The Resource Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina

Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina

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Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain
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Jonathan Farina
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eng
Summary
"Everyday Words is an original and innovative study of the stylistic tics of canonical novelists including Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Thackeray and Eliot. Jonathan Farina shows how ordinary locutions such as 'a decided turn', 'as if', and 'that sort of thing' condense nineteenth-century manners, tacit aesthetics and assumptions about what counts as knowledge. Writers recognized these recurrent 'everyday words' as signatures of 'character'. Attending to them reveals how many of the fundamental forms of characterizing fictional characters also turn out to be forms of characterizing objects, natural phenomena and inanimate, abstract things, like physical laws, the economy and legal practice. Ultimately, this book revises what 'character' meant to nineteenth-century Britons by respecting the overlapping, transdisciplinary connotations of the category"--
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1979-
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Farina, Jonathan
Dewey number
823/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.L35
LC item number
F37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
107
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  • English fiction
  • Language and languages in literature
  • English language
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • English fiction
  • English language
  • Fiction
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Charakter
  • Englisch
  • Literarische Gestalt
  • Literarischer Stil
  • Literatursprache
  • Roman
  • Umgangssprache
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Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-280) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's view from Todgers's : "A decided turn" for character and common words -- Inductive "attentions" : Jane Austen in "particular" and in "general" -- "Our skeptical as if" : conditional analogy and the comportment of Victorian prose -- "Something" in the way realism moves : Middlemarch and oblique character references -- "Whoever explains a 'but'" : tact and friction in Trollope's reparative fiction -- Afterword : the fate of character and the philology of everyday life
Control code
987426245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107181632
Lccn
2017020502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987426245
Label
Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-280) 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
Darwin's view from Todgers's : "A decided turn" for character and common words -- Inductive "attentions" : Jane Austen in "particular" and in "general" -- "Our skeptical as if" : conditional analogy and the comportment of Victorian prose -- "Something" in the way realism moves : Middlemarch and oblique character references -- "Whoever explains a 'but'" : tact and friction in Trollope's reparative fiction -- Afterword : the fate of character and the philology of everyday life
Control code
987426245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107181632
Lccn
2017020502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987426245

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