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The Resource Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America, Ben Carver

Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America, Ben Carver

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Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America
Title
Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature
Title remainder
untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America
Statement of responsibility
Ben Carver
Title variation
  • Untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America
  • Arranging the past, reconsidering the present
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first thematic survey and analysis of nineteenth-century writing that imagined outcomes that history might have produced. Narratives of possible worlds and scenarios-referred to here as "alternate histories"--Proliferated during the nineteenth century and clustered around pressing themes and emergent disciplines of knowledge. This study examines accounts of undefeated Napoleons after Waterloo, alternative genealogies of western civilization from antiquity to the (nineteenth-century) present day, the imagination of variant histories on other worlds, lost-world fictions that "discovered" improved relations between men and women, and the use of alternate history in America to reconceive the relationship between the New World and the Old. The "untimely" imagination of other histories interrogated the impact of new techniques of knowledge on the nature of history itself. This book sheds light on the history of speculative thought, and the relationship between literature and the history of ideas in the nineteenth century
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BTCTA
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1972-
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Carver, Ben
Dewey number
809.034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.A47
LC item number
C37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
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  • Alternative histories (Fiction)
  • Literature, Modern
  • History in literature
  • English literature
  • French literature
  • American literature
  • Alternative histories (Fiction)
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • French literature
  • History in literature
  • Literature, Modern
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Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America, Ben Carver
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Note
Based on the authors' thesis (doctoral--University of Exeter, 2012) presented under the title: Arranging the past, reconsidering the present : the emergence of alternate history in the nineteenth century
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Castle of IF -- Napoleonic imaginaries -- Inheriting antiquity: political genealogy in Disraeli and Renouvier -- Nebulous history and the plurality of worlds -- Lost worlds and the (un)natural history of gender -- Earliness and lateness: alternate history in American literature
Control code
973919869
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781137573339
Lccn
2017937711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973919869
Label
Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America, Ben Carver
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the authors' thesis (doctoral--University of Exeter, 2012) presented under the title: Arranging the past, reconsidering the present : the emergence of alternate history in the nineteenth century
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Castle of IF -- Napoleonic imaginaries -- Inheriting antiquity: political genealogy in Disraeli and Renouvier -- Nebulous history and the plurality of worlds -- Lost worlds and the (un)natural history of gender -- Earliness and lateness: alternate history in American literature
Control code
973919869
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9781137573339
Lccn
2017937711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973919869

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