The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Hardback)
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The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 03/11/2006
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"The Ideas in Things" explores apparently inconsequential objects in popular Victorian texts to make contact with their fugitive meanings. Developing an innovative approach to analyzing nineteenth-century fiction, Elaine Freedgood reconnects the things readers unwittingly ignore to the stories they tell. Building her case around objects from three well-known Victorian novels - Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton, and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Freedgood argues that these things are connected to histories that the novels barely acknowledge, generating darker meanings outside the novels' symbolic systems. A valuable contribution to the field of object studies, "The Ideas in Things" pushes readers' thinking about things beyond established concepts of commodity and fetish.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226261553
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 55 x 85 x 21 mm
Edition: Large type / large print edition

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