2 edition of place on its own: Re-imagining home in late-Victorian slum fiction. found in the catalog.
place on its own: Re-imagining home in late-Victorian slum fiction.
Mary Ellen Kappler
Written in English
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"Slumming is a well-written and -researched book that will be of great use to scholars in history, literature, women's studies, and gay studies. Koven is a gifted writer and has used newspapers, novels, institutional records and newsletters, and several pictures and artworks to make his : Princeton University Press. The book also appears conflicted between its apparent goal of taking a realistic, dispassionate look at slum life on the one hand, and the preaching, didactic, and idealistic elements which permeate the story. The book moves uneasily between a realistic novel and a novel of ideas/5(12).
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your invigorating book A Home for the I talk of re-imagining home because in the 21st century I. The Victorians had a bad case of nostalgia. They could get wistful and sad about just about anything that was over. Victorian literature is riddled with nostalgia: from historical novels about Robin Hood (Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe), to epic poems about the golden days of Camelot (Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King).
But it wasn't just literature that was nostalgic; it was also art. He was one of the pioneers of slum fiction which tried to alert the comfortable and affluent upper classes about the need to improve the deplorable conditions of the life and work of the lower classes in late-Victorian England.
In his voluminous literary output, Besant's slum novels outweigh his earlier fiction. Conceptualising slum in an urban African context Article (PDF Available) in Cities (62) January with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.
So inthe two friends founded Reality Tours and Travel, offering India’s first slum tours. Now, they take aro people per year into Dharavi, pumping 80% of. The English and their History by Robert Tombs.
pp, Allen Lane, Telegraph offer price: £31 (PLUS £ p&p) (RRP £35, ebook £). Call or see 5/5. 4 While extant literature illuminates many aspects of public provisioning and collective action in urban slums, these explanations fall short in explaining the intra-slum variation across services.
The places where this book takes place truly existed in the East End of London over years ago, but no longer exists as there was a massive slum clearance many many years ago.
The area was called ' The old Nichol ', and you can google it and see old maps /5. George Gissing: A Life by Paul Delany p, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £ The picture section of a biography of George Gissing () was never going to Author: DJ Taylor. The Nether World (), generally regarded as the finest of Gissing's early novels, is a highly dramatic, sometimes violent tale of man's caustic vision shaped by the bitter personal experience of poverty.
This tale of intrigue depicts life among the artisans, factory-girls, and slum-dwellers, documenting an inescapable world devoid of sentimentality and steeped with/5. Struggling to reconcile the slum with an idealized image of homeliness and sanctuary, the visitors will often abandon the cherished word ‘home’ altogether, but the surrendering of the word necessarily generates a multitude of unhomely alternatives in its place as terms associated with animalistic forms of shelter proliferate throughout this.
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Here are a few great novels you have probably not heard. One of the first bestsellers, dismissed by Dr Johnson as too fashionable for its own good. • Robert McCrum's best novels: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman 8. As for Gissing, I would highly suggest ’s The Nether World — a ferocious look at the poverty-stricken life led by the artisans, factory-girls, and slum-dwellers of Clerkenwell in the s.
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Much of the novel is autobiographically based, but the reader new to Gissing would be well advised to approach it simply on its own ground/5(12).
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Kemp's book is NOT for most mainstream readers; he explores the dark underworld of rent-boys across three generations of London.the footloose Jack Rose will do anything (and anyone) to escape the grinding poverty of his East London slum, and discovers the far lusher life of serving as object of desire to lords, politicians, and even /5.
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Boy hero Dicky Perrott is at heart full of humane instinct but his environment ensures his down fall. "It was my fate to encounter a place in Shoreditch where /5(28).She never realized that sneaking around with one lazy bastard will come with its own set of consequences, especially when falling in love is the least of her troubles.
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