Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 March 2014

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199333905

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Reading Constellations

Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction

Patricia McKee

  • Highly original, thoughtful, theoretically sophisticated and historically grounded study
  • Understands and appreciates the ways in which the modern city in Dickens, James, and Thomas Hardy prefigures in aesthetic representation crucial to twentieth-century thinkers such as Walter Benjamin
  • Challenges the traditional ways we look at Victorian literature and culture