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The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 : Class, Culture and Nation

Palgrave Macmillan
11/14/2006
  • Society & Culture in Literature
  • English Fiction & Prose Literature - 19th Century - Literary Criticism

The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 : Class, Culture and Nation Overview

Examining innovations in audience behaviour, musical ensembles and mass-music movements, this book provides insight into how musical performances contributed to emerging ideas about class and national identity. Offering a fresh reading of bestselling fictional works of the day, Weliver draws upon crowd theory, climate theory, ethnology, science, music reviews and books by professional musicians to demonstrate how these discourses were mutually constitutive. This interdisciplinary undertaking will interest those working in the fields of English literature, musicology, social history and cultural studies.


The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 : Class, Culture and Nation Table Of Content

Introduction
• Imagining Community: Music Literacy for the Masses
• The Listening Audience
• Surveillance and Musical Passion in Villette
• Germanic Music Ideals in Uptopian Communitities: Charles Auchester, Erewhonand "Euphonia"
• Music, Climate Theory and the Working Classes in Sandra Belloni
• Imagining 1848 Risorgimento Opera Production in Vittoria
• Shaw's Fiction and the Emerging English Musical Renaissance
• Conclusion: Robert Elsmere, Dodoand Howards End


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The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 : Class, Culture and Nation

Book Info

  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 9781403999948
  • ISBN-10: 1403999945
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)
  • Approx Price: $81.90
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