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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910

Class, Culture and Nation

Authors: Weliver, P.

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This book provides insight into how musical performances contributed to emerging ideas about class and national identity. Offering a fresh reading of bestselling fictional works, drawing upon crowd theory, climate theory, ethnology, science, music reviews and books by musicians to demonstrate how these discourses were mutually constitutive.

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PHYLLIS WELIVER is an Assistant Professor of English at Saint Louis University, USA. She is the author of Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home (2000) and editor of The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry (2005).

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'[ The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 ] joins recent critical work... in moving the study of music and Victorian literature to new and provocative areas and will be of great interest to those who work in Victorian cultural studies and musicology.' - Laura Vorachek, Victorian Studies


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Weliver, Phyllis

    Pages 1-29

  • Surveillance and Musical Passion in Villette

    Weliver, Phyllis

    Pages 30-55

  • Germanic Music Ideals in Utopian Communities: Charles Auchester, Erewhon and “Euphonia”

    Weliver, Phyllis

    Pages 56-82

  • Music, Climate Theory and the Working Classes in Sandra Belloni

    Weliver, Phyllis

    Pages 83-109

  • Imagining 1848 Risorgimento Opera Production in Vittoria

    Weliver, Phyllis

    Pages 110-129

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-9994-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910
Book Subtitle
Class, Culture and Nation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59876-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230598768
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9994-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 245
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