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The Resource The Prose of Things : Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century

The Prose of Things : Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century

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The Prose of Things : Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
Title
The Prose of Things
Title remainder
Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virginia Woolf once commented that the central image in Robinson Crusoe is an object-a large earthenware pot. Woolf and other critics pointed out that early modern prose is full of things but bare of setting and description. Explaining how the empty, unvisualized spaces of such writings were transformed into the elaborate landscapes and richly upholstered interiors of the Victorian novel, Cynthia Sundberg Wall argues that the shift involved not just literary representation but an evolution in cultural perception. In The Prose of Things, Wall analyzes literary works in the contexts of natural sc
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wall, Cynthia Sundberg
Dewey number
828.5080922
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR769 .W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • English language
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • English language
  • English prose literature
Label
The Prose of Things : Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A History of Description, a Foundling; 2. Traveling Spaces; 3. Seeing Things; 4. Writing Things; 5. Implied Spaces; 6. Worlds of Goods; 7. Arranging Things; 8. The Foundling as Heir; Afterword: Humphry Repton; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
889674854
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226225029
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674854
Label
The Prose of Things : Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A History of Description, a Foundling; 2. Traveling Spaces; 3. Seeing Things; 4. Writing Things; 5. Implied Spaces; 6. Worlds of Goods; 7. Arranging Things; 8. The Foundling as Heir; Afterword: Humphry Repton; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
889674854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226225029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674854

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