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256 Pages | 7 black-and-white halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198834182

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By Accident or Design

Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Paul Fyfe

  • Shows how the material conditions of urban accidents offer new and compelling modes of analysis for intellectual and literary history
  • Based on extensive archival study and interdisciplinary analysis of urban-industrial accidents, risk management, and civic improvements
  • Brings archival research up-to-date with digital methods
  • Considers canonical authors alongside their lesser-known contemporaries