Victorian Soundscapes

Victorian Soundscapes

by John M. Picker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195151917

ISBN-13: 9780195151916

Pub. Date: 09/04/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new meanings for silence, music, noise, voice, and echo that constitute an important part of the Victorian legacy to us today.

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"Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new meanings for silence, music, noise, voice, and echo that constitute an important part of the Victorian legacy to us today. In chronicling the shift from Romantic to modern configurations of sound and voice, Picker draws upon literary and scientific works to recapture the sense of aural discovery figures such as Babbage, Helmholtz, Freud, Bell, and Edison shared with the likes of Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, Stoker, and Conrad."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195151916
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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