Sophie Fuller, "The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain)".
Publisher: Burlington VT | ISBN: 0754605779 | 2005 edition | PDF | 297 Pages | 1,49 MB
The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction seeks to address fundamental questions about the function, meaning and understanding of music in nineteenth-century culture and society, as mediated through works of fiction. The eleven essays here, written by musicologists and literary scholars, range over a wide selection of works by both canonical writers such as Austen, Benson, Carlyle, Collins, Gaskell, Gissing, Eliot, Hardy, du Maurier and Wilde, and less-well-known figures such as Gertrude Hudson and Sara Shepherd. Each essay explores different strategies for interpreting the idea of music in the Victorian novel.