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Victorian Environmental Nightmares

Editors: Mazzeno, Laurence W., Morrison, Ronald D. (Eds.)

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  • Takes a broad view of the term "environmental nightmares" as opposed to simply restricting it to essays on actual natural disasters
    Examines work from authors as diverse as H.G. Wells and Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
    Interrogates the nature of what constitutes a major/minor text by foregrounding natural and created environments  

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The twelve essays in Victorian Environmental Nightmares explore various “environmental nightmares” through applied analyses of Victorian texts. Over the course of the nineteenth century, writers of imaginative literature often expressed fears and concerns over environmental degradation (in its wide variety of meanings, including social and moral). In some instances, natural or environmental disasters influenced these responses; in other instances a growing awareness of problems caused by industrial pollution and the growth of cities prompted responses. Seven essays in this volume cover works about Britain and its current and former colonies that examine these nightmare environments at home and abroad. But as the remaining five essays in this collection demonstrate, “environmental nightmares” are not restricted to essays on actual disasters or realistic fiction, since in many cases Victorian writers projected onto imperial landscapes or wholly imagined landscapes in fantastic fiction their anxieties about how humans might change their environments—and how these environments might also change humans. 

About the authors

Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ronald D. Morrison is Professor of English at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, USA. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook £43.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14042-7
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Hardcover £79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victorian Environmental Nightmares
Editors
  • Laurence W. Mazzeno
  • Ronald D. Morrison
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14042-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14042-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14041-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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