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The Resource Strange and secret peoples : fairies and Victorian consciousness, Carole G. Silver

Strange and secret peoples : fairies and Victorian consciousness, Carole G. Silver

Label
Strange and secret peoples : fairies and Victorian consciousness
Title
Strange and secret peoples
Title remainder
fairies and Victorian consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Carole G. Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teeming with creatures, both real and imagined, this encyclopedic study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. Carole Silver here draws on sources ranging from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the legal, historical, and medical. She is the first to anatomize a world peopled by strange beings who have infiltrated both the; literary and visual masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that era.; Examining the period of 1798 to 1923, Strange and Secret Peoples focuses not only on such popular literary figures as Charles Dickens and William Butler Yeats, but on writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charlotte Mew; on artists as varied as mad Richard Dadd, Aubrey Beardsley, and Sir Joseph Noel Paton; and on artifacts ranging from fossil skulls to photographs and vases. Silver demonstrates how beautiful and monstrous creatures-fairies and swan maidens, ; goblins and dwarfs, cretins and changelings, elementals and pygmies-simultaneously peopled the Victorian imagination and inhabited nineteenth-century science and belief. Her book reveals the astonishing complexity and fertility of the Victorian consciousness: its modernity and antiquity, its desire to naturalize; the supernatural, its pervasive eroticism fused with sexual anxiety, and its drive for racial and imperial dominion
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Carole G
Dewey number
398.21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR141
LC item number
.S55 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairies
  • Folklore
  • Literature and folklore
  • British literature
  • Great Britain
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • British literature
  • Fairies
  • Folklore
  • Literature and folklore
  • Social conditions
  • Great Britain
  • Feeën
  • Elfen
  • Kabouters (folklore)
  • Sprookjesfiguren
  • Victoriaanse tijd
  • Märchen
  • Volksglaube
  • Großbritannien
Label
Strange and secret peoples : fairies and Victorian consciousness, Carole G. Silver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
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
559912687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610470778
Lccn
98010318
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
181f9f9b-b1f6-44dc-a2ec-49c5d3145474
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559912687
Label
Strange and secret peoples : fairies and Victorian consciousness, Carole G. Silver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
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
559912687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610470778
Lccn
98010318
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
181f9f9b-b1f6-44dc-a2ec-49c5d3145474
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559912687

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