Fuller, Sophie & Losseff, Nicky: The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754605775

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Subtitle: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Introduction, Sophie Fuller and Nicky Losseff. Musical Identities: The voice, the breath and the soul: song and poverty in Thyrza, Mary Barton, Alton Locke and A Child of the Jago, Nicky Losseff; 'Cribbed, cabin'd, and confined': female musical creativity in Victorian fiction, Sophie Fuller; Music, crowd control and the female performer in Trilby, Phyllis Weliver. Genre And Musicalities: The piano's progress: the piano in play in the Victorian novel, Jodi Lustig; Female performances: melodramatic music conventions and The Woman in White, Laura Vorachek; Indecent musical displays: feminizing the pastoral in Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre; 'Singing like a musical box': musical detection and novelistic tradition, Irene Morra. Construction Of Musical Meaning: The 'perniciously homosexual art': music and homoerotic desire in The Picture of Dorian Gray and other fin-de-siècle fiction, Joe Law; 'You might have called it beauty or poetry or passion just as well as music': Gertrude Hudson's fictional fantasias, Charlotte Purkis; The music master and 'the Jew' in Victorian writing: Thomas Carlyle, Richard Wagner, George Eliot and George Du Maurier, Jonathan Taylor; Thomas Carlyle and the grain of the voice, Karen Tongson. Bibliography; Index.