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Populating the Novel Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life

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ISBN-10: 1501710729

ISBN-13: 9781501710728

Edition: 2018

Authors: Emily Steinlight

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From the teeming streets of Dickens's London to the households of domestic fiction, nineteenth-century British writers constructed worlds crammed beyond capacity with human life. In Populating the Novel, Emily Steinlight contends that rather than simply reflecting demographic growth, such pervasive literary crowding contributed to a seismic shift in British political thought. She shows how the nineteenth-century novel in particular claimed a new cultural role as it took on the task of narrating human aggregation at a moment when the Malthusian specter of surplus population suddenly and quite unexpectedly became a central premise of modern politics. In readings of novels by Mary Shelley,…    
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2018
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Language: English