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The Resource Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina, (electronic resource)

Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina, (electronic resource)

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Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Farina
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyday Words is an original and innovative study of the stylistic tics of canonical novelists including Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Thackeray and Eliot. Jonathan Farina shows how ordinary locutions such as 'a decided turn', 'as if' and 'that sort of thing' condense nineteenth-century manners, tacit aesthetics and assumptions about what counts as knowledge. Writers recognized these recurrent 'everyday words' as signatures of 'character'. Attending to them reveals how many of the fundamental forms of characterizing fictional characters also turn out to be forms of characterizing objects, natural phenomena and inanimate, abstract things, such as physical laws, the economy and legal practice. Ultimately, this book revises what 'character' meant to nineteenth-century Britons by respecting the overlapping, transdisciplinary connotations of the category
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1979-
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Farina, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
107
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Language and languages in literature
  • English language
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Fiction
Label
Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Epigraphs; 1. Darwin's view from Todgers's: 'A decided turn' for character and common words; 2. Inductive 'attentions': Jane Austen in 'particular' and in 'general'; 3. 'Our skeptical as if': conditional analogy and the comportment of Victorian prose; 4. 'Something' in the way realism moves: Middlemarch and oblique character references; 5. 'Whoever explains a 'but'': tact and friction in Trollope's reparative fiction; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ssib035313765
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316855126
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035313765
Label
Everyday words and the character of prose in nineteenth-century Britain, Jonathan Farina, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Epigraphs; 1. Darwin's view from Todgers's: 'A decided turn' for character and common words; 2. Inductive 'attentions': Jane Austen in 'particular' and in 'general'; 3. 'Our skeptical as if': conditional analogy and the comportment of Victorian prose; 4. 'Something' in the way realism moves: Middlemarch and oblique character references; 5. 'Whoever explains a 'but'': tact and friction in Trollope's reparative fiction; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ssib035313765
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316855126
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035313765

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