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Published: 01 March 2012

270 Pages | 17 black-and-white halftones and 3 maps


ISBN: 9780199644193

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Charles Dickens's Networks

Public Transport and the Novel

Jonathan H. Grossman

  • An innovative analysis of Dickens's novels and their famed crisscrossing plots
  • A new chapter in the history of travel literature
  • An original approach to literary history combining formal and historical analysis to read nineteenth-century literature from the perspective of mobility networks
  • Theorizes how passenger networks work and how narrative forms a part of imagining public networks
  • Enters into the discussion of transnationalism and globalism to make a case for attending to passenger networks in shaping imagined communities