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Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siecle

Popular Fiction and British Culture

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Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siecle by Nicholas Daly
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In Modernism, Romance, and the Fin de Siecle Nicholas Daly explores the popular fiction of the 'romance revival' of the late Victorian and Edwardian years, focusing on the work of such authors as Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rather than treating these stories as Victorian Gothic, Daly locates them as part of a 'popular modernism'. Drawing on recent work in cultural studies, this book argues that the vampires, mummies and treasure hunts of these adventure narratives provided a form of narrative theory of cultural change, at a time when Britain was trying to accommodate the 'new imperialism', the rise of professionalism, and the expansion of consumerist culture. Daly's wide-ranging study argues that the presence of a genre such as romance within modernism should force a questioning of the usual distinction between high and popular culture.
Release date NZ
February 10th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
232
Dimensions
152x228x17
ISBN-13
9780521641036
Product ID
2069089

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