Reading Constellations: Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction by Patricia Mckee

Reading Constellations: Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction

byPatricia Mckee

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Reading Constellations uses Walter Benjamin's philosophy of history to examine four canonical Victorian novels by Dickens, Hardy, and James. Throughout its chapters, the monograph deploys the dialectical notion of the "constellation" to read moments in novels in which past and presentinterpenetrate and the ways these writers open out the representation of the city to new modes of articulation and - through narrative perception - the reader's perception of the phenomena of the city, its place as the exemplar of modernity, and the ways in which it determines subjectivity.

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Patricia McKee is Professor of English and Edward Hyde Cox Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College. She is the author of several books, including Public and Private: Gender, Class, and the British Novel , 1764-1878 (University of Minnesota Press, 1997) and Producing American Races: Henry James, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison...
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Title:Reading Constellations: Urban Modernity in Victorian FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199333904

ISBN - 13:9780199333905

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Table of Contents

1. Reading the Victorian City2. Great Expectations: The Narrative Winks3. London Looking Backward: Our Mutual Friend4. Scenes of Reading in Jude the Obscure5. Urban Spaces "In the Cage"Bibliography