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Description: Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new meanings for silence, music, noise, voice, and echo that constitute an important part of the Victorian legacy to us today. In chronicling the shift from Romantic to modern configurations of sound and voice, Picker draws upon literary and scientific works to recapture the sense of aural discovery figures such as Babbage, Helmholtz, Freud, Bell, and Edison shared with the likes of Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, Stoker, and Conrad.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2003
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction The Tramp of a Fly's Footstep|
|Voices, Volumes, Dombey and Son|
|Victorian Professional Identity and Urban Noise|
|New Acoustics in Danielderonda and Beyond|
|The Recorded Voice from Victorian Aura to Modernist Echo|
|Appendix: Dickens's Prospectus for the Cheap Edition (1847)|