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The Resource Novel craft : Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction, Talia Schaffer

Novel craft : Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction, Talia Schaffer

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Novel craft : Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction
Title
Novel craft
Title remainder
Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Talia Schaffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Novel Craft presents what Schaffer terms the "craft paradigm"--A set of beliefs about representation, production, consumption, value, and beauty that were crucial to mid-Victorian thought. She uncovers how handicrafts expressed anxieties about modernity and offered an alternative to the conventional financial, political, and aesthetic ideas of the era. Novel Craft reveals how this mindset evolves in four major Victorian novels: Gaskell's Cranford, Yonge's The Daisy Chain, Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, and Oliphant's Phoebe Junior. Each chapter centers on a scene of craft production that expresses the novel's ideals and also interrogates the novel itself as a form of craft, and each chapter highlights an influential craft genre: paper crafts, pressed flowers, knitting, and hair jewelry. The book closes with a coda on the current resurgent crafts movement of Etsy.com as a fresh version of a Victorian sensibility"--publisher's site
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1968-
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Schaffer, Talia
Dewey number
823.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • Women and literature
Label
Novel craft : Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction, Talia Schaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Women's" work: the history of the Victorian domestic handicraft -- Ephemerality: the Cranford papers -- Preservation: the daisy and the chain -- Salvage: Betty as the mutual friend -- Connoisseurship: giving credit to Phoebe junior -- Postscript: the novelty of craft
Control code
ocn747410636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232180
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747410636
Label
Novel craft : Victorian domestic handicraft and nineteenth-century fiction, Talia Schaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Women's" work: the history of the Victorian domestic handicraft -- Ephemerality: the Cranford papers -- Preservation: the daisy and the chain -- Salvage: Betty as the mutual friend -- Connoisseurship: giving credit to Phoebe junior -- Postscript: the novelty of craft
Control code
ocn747410636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232180
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747410636

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