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The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910

Class, Culture and Nation

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The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910 by Phyllis Weliver
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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, drawing upon crowd theory, climate theory, ethnology, science, music reviews and books by musicians to demonstrate how these discourses were mutually constitutive.

Author Biography

PHYLLIS WELIVER is an Assistant Professor of English at Wilkes University, USA. She is the author of Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home (2000) and editor of The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry (2005).
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
2006 ed.
IX, 245 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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