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By Jen Harrison,Jen, Dr Harrison,Jonathon, Dr Shears

What are we to make of the Victorians’ fascination with amassing? What influence did their encounters with the curious, unique and downright unusual have on Victorian writers and their works? The essays during this assortment absorb those questions through analyzing the phenomenon of bric-à-brac in Victorian literature. The individuals to Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities discover websites of surprising concurrence (including museums, the house, artwork galleries, inner most collections) and how within which bric-à-brac introduced the alien into daily settings, the earlier into the current and the wild into the family. targeting the illustration of fabric tradition in Victorian literature, the essays during this quantity search out miscellaneous and incongruous gadgets that take readers past the average paradigms linked to commodity tradition. person chapters examine the paintings of writers as various as Edward Lear and John Henry Newman, Robert Browning and George Eliot, Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. In so doing they make clear a dizzying array of themes and gadgets that come with category and capitalism, the occult and the sacraments, Darwinism and dandyism, umbrellas, textiles, the Philosopher’s Stone or even the family nail.

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