From Custom to Capital - The English Novel and the Industrial Revolution.

Webb, Igor.

Verlag: Ithaca / London, Cornell University Press, 1981
ISBN 10: 0801407915 / ISBN 13: 9780801407918
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First Edition. 22.5cm x 14.5cm. 219 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with minor external signs of wear, such as slightly fading colour on dustjacket. Includes for example the following chapters: An Autobiography of Method / The Sources of Value / The Production of Value: Education, Activity, and Character / History and the Novel, and the Novel as History / Correspondences. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Titel: From Custom to Capital - The English Novel ...
Verlag: Ithaca / London, Cornell University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1981

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Verlag: Cornell University Press, Ithaca, first edition, 1981 (1981)
ISBN 10: 0801413923 ISBN 13: 9780801413926
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Buchbeschreibung Cornell University Press, Ithaca, first edition, 1981, 1981. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm, 219 pp. From the blurb: "The profound impact of the Industrial Revolution on life in England is universally recognized. Less obvious, however, are the connections between that revolution and the ideas, values, and attitudes of the people whom it affected, Igor Webb asserts that the .linkage is close and important, not casual; he attempts to show that novels written during the years 1780-1850 reflect England's transition from an agrarian to an industrial nation: from custom to capital. Marxist in his approach, Webb makes use of various techniques -close reading, original historical research, structuralist interpretation - to establish correspondences between key elements of social consciousness and the forms of fiction. Among the novels he discusses at length are Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park; Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Shirley and Charles Dickens' Hard Times. .The result of [Webb's] inquiry is a new and provocative reading of important texts; a reassessment of the writings of Austen, Brome, and Dickens; and an illuminating picture of life in a society undergoing epochal transformation. From Custom to Capital is broad in scope; it will appeal to students of the English novel and of English history, to those interested in the connections between literature and society, and to those concerned with the implications of a broadly Marxist literary theory." Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Artikel-Nr. ABE-22983

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