Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siecle
Popular Fiction and British Culture
By (author) Nicholas Daly
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Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siecle by Nicholas Daly
Book DescriptionIn 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 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521641036
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An examination of modernism through a variety of adventure and romance narratives by, among others, Bram Stoker and Conan Doyle.
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