Telegraphic Realism Victorian Fiction and Other Information Systems

ISBN-10: 0804756910
ISBN-13: 9780804756914
Edition: 2007
Authors: Richard Menke
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Menke'sTelegraphic Realismis the first comprehensive reading of Victorian fiction as part of an emerging world of new media technologies and information exchange. The book analyzes the connections between fictional writing, communication technologies, and developing ideas about information, from the postage stamp and electric telegraph to wireless. By placing fiction in dialogue with media history, it argues that Victorian realism was print culture’s sophisticated response to the possibilities and dilemmas of a world of media innovations and information flows.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Victorian Informatics
Post and Telegraph
The New Post Age
Electric Information
Embodying Information 68
Speaking Machines
Information Unveiled
The Telegrapher's Tale
Cable and Wireless
A Winged Intelligence
Wireless
Coda: Afterlives of Victorian Information
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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