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The Resource Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature, Nicola Bown

Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature, Nicola Bown

Label
Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature
Title
Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Bown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although fairies are now banished to the realm of childhood, these diminutive figures were central to the work of many Victorian painters, novelists, poets and even scientists. It would be no exaggeration to say that the Victorians were obsessed with fairies: yet this obsession has hitherto received little scholarly attention. Nicola Bown reminds us of the importance of fairies in Victorian culture. In the figure of the fairy, the Victorians crystallised contemporary anxieties about the effects of industrialisation, the remoteness of the past, the value of culture and the way in which science threatened to undermine religion and spirituality. Above all, the fairy symbolised disenchantment with the irresistible forces of progress and modernity. As these forces stripped the world of its wonder, the Victorians consoled themselves by dreaming of a place and people suffused with enchantment that was disappearing from their own lives."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bown, Nicola
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairies in art
  • Arts, Victorian
Label
Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature, Nicola Bown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-229) and index
Contents
  • A broken heart and a pocket full of ashes
  • Introduction: Small enchantments
  • 1.
  • Fancies of Fairies and spirits and nonsense
  • 2.
  • Queen Mab among the steam engines
  • 3.
  • A few fragments of fairyology, shewing its connection with natural history
  • 4.
Control code
6206375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 p.
Isbn
9780521793155
Lccn
2001025773
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001025773
  • 6206375
  • (BNAtoc) 2001025773
Label
Fairies in nineteenth-century art and literature, Nicola Bown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-229) and index
Contents
  • A broken heart and a pocket full of ashes
  • Introduction: Small enchantments
  • 1.
  • Fancies of Fairies and spirits and nonsense
  • 2.
  • Queen Mab among the steam engines
  • 3.
  • A few fragments of fairyology, shewing its connection with natural history
  • 4.
Control code
6206375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 p.
Isbn
9780521793155
Lccn
2001025773
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001025773
  • 6206375
  • (BNAtoc) 2001025773

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