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The Resource Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England, edited and with an introduction by Mark Frost ; including additional writings by Richard Jefferies

Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England, edited and with an introduction by Mark Frost ; including additional writings by Richard Jefferies

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Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England
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Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England
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edited and with an introduction by Mark Frost ; including additional writings by Richard Jefferies
Title variation
After London, or, Wild England
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eng
Summary
A scholarly edition of a significant and exciting late Victorian science fiction novel. Richard Jefferies' After London is uncanny and intriguing, an adventure story, quest romance, dystopia, and Darwinian novel rolled into one, but also a pioneering work of Victorian science fiction. Imagining a mysterious natural catastrophe that plunges its people into a barbaric future, Jefferies remarkable novel drowns and destroys London and depicts a challenging ÃǾ2Ơ℗−Wild England' dominated by nature and filled with evolved animals and devolved humans. Of its time but also distinctively modern, After London can, in its uneasy expression of Victorian and post-Victorian anxieties about industrial development, urbanisation, natural resources, and climate, be regarded as one of the first novels of the Anthropocene. This new critical edition provides one of the earliest examples of a global catastrophe novel that is part of a flowering of nineteenth-century science fiction. It situates After London in a tradition of mid-late Victorian texts that respond to the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and responds to a host of other key social, political, and cultural issues of the period. Key Features. Opens up readings that situate the text in relation to a range of literary, cultural and biographical contexts including Jefferies' life, ideas, and works Includes a chronology of Jefferies' life, a list of his key works, a detailed scholarly introduction, and appendices including the text of 'The Great Snow', a catastrophe short story set in London; and 'Alone in London'; both of which reveal his attitude to London, urban life and the future of humanity Richard Jefferies' After London is uncanny and intriguing, an adventure story, quest romance, dystopia, and Darwinian novel rolled into one, but also a pioneering work of Victorian science fiction. Imagining a mysterious natural catastrophe that plunges its people into a barbaric future, Jefferies' remarkable novel drowns and destroys London and depicts a challenging 'Wild England' dominated by nature and filled with evolved animals and devolved humans. Of its time but also distinctively modern, After London can, in its uneasy expression of Victorian and post-Victorian anxieties about industrial development, urbanisation, natural resources, and climate, be regarded as one of the first novels of the Anthropocene. This new critical edition provides one of the earliest examples of a global catastrophe novel that is part of a flowering of nineteenth-century science fiction. It situates After London in a tradition of mid-late Victorian texts that respond to the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and responds to a host of other key social, political, and cultural issues of the period
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1848-1887
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Jefferies, Richard
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4822.A8
LC item number
2017eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Frost, Mark
Series statement
Edinburgh critical editions of nineteenth-century texts
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  • Jefferies, Richard
  • FICTION / Alternative History
  • FICTION / General
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
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Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England, edited and with an introduction by Mark Frost ; including additional writings by Richard Jefferies
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Includes bibliographical references
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9781474402408
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Label
Richard Jefferies After London; or Wild England, edited and with an introduction by Mark Frost ; including additional writings by Richard Jefferies
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1002303915
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lii, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474402408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1031979
  • 22573/ctt1kzhbzb
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1002303915

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