Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siècle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914

Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siècle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914

by Nicholas Daly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521641039

ISBN-13: 9780521641036

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nicholas Daly explores the popular fiction of the "romance revival" of the late Victorian and Edwardian years, focusing on authors such as Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle. Drawing on recent work in cultural studies, Daly argues that these adventure narratives provided a narrative of cultural change at a time when Britain was trying to accommodate…  See more details below

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Nicholas Daly explores the popular fiction of the "romance revival" of the late Victorian and Edwardian years, focusing on authors such as Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle. Drawing on recent work in cultural studies, Daly argues that these adventure narratives provided a narrative of cultural change at a time when Britain was trying to accommodate the "new imperialism." The presence of a genre such as romance within modernism, he claims, should force a questioning of the usual distinction between high and popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521641036
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Incorporated bodies: Dracula and professionalism; 2. The imperial treasure hunt: The Snake's Pass and the limits of romance; 3. 'Mummie is become merchandise': the mummy story as commodity theory; 4. Across the great divide: modernism, popular fiction and the primitive; Afterword: the long goodbye; Notes; Index.

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