The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) Nicky Losseff

ISBN: 9780754605775

Published: January 30th 2005

Hardcover

297 pages


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The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain)  by  Nicky Losseff

The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) by Nicky Losseff
January 30th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 297 pages | ISBN: 9780754605775 | 6.77 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 byMoreThe 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.

Each essay explores different strategies for interpreting the idea of music in the Victorian novel. Some focus on the degree to which scenes involving music illuminate what music meant to the writer and contemporary performers and listeners, and signify musical tastes of the time and the reception of particular composers. Other essays in the volume examine aspects of gender, race, sexuality and class that are illuminated by the deployment of music by the novelist.



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