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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

Placing the Nation

Authors: Mathieson, Charlotte

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Mobility in the Victorian Novel explores mobility in Victorian novels by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. With focus on representations of bodies on the move, it reveals how journeys create the place of the nation within a changing global landscape.

About the authors

Charlotte Mathieson is Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK, where she was awarded her PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies in 2011. She researches and teaches nineteenth-century literature, and publications include Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840-1920 (2014).

Reviews

“Mobility in the Victorian Novel is an impressive contribution that breaks new ground. Those interested in mid-century tourism and travel, national identity and mobility will find it especially rewarding. I also highly recommend it for its thoughtfulness and rigor in textual interpretation, virtues that will surely make it valuable in teaching.” (John Edmondson, Dickens Quarterly, Vol. 34 (1), March, 2017)

“Mathieson goes on to examine Victorian fiction’s portrayal of England’s relations with the outer world–through European identity and through empire. … Mathieson’s book … is informative and helpful. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; researchers/faculty.” (N. Birns, Choice, Vol. 53 (8), April, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Journeying Victorian Britain

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 1-18

  • ‘Wandering out into the world’: Walking the Connected Nation

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 19-56

  • ‘Flying from the grasp’: Embodying the Railway Journey

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 57-86

  • ‘It’s all one’? Continental Connections

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 87-119

  • ‘The distance is quite imaginary’: Travelling beyond Europe

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 120-152

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54547-3
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  • Included format: EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54546-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobility in the Victorian Novel
Book Subtitle
Placing the Nation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Charlotte Mathieson
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54547-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137545473
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54546-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 217
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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