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The Resource Fortune's wheel : Dickens and the iconography of women's time, Elizabeth A. Campbell

Fortune's wheel : Dickens and the iconography of women's time, Elizabeth A. Campbell

Label
Fortune's wheel : Dickens and the iconography of women's time
Title
Fortune's wheel
Title remainder
Dickens and the iconography of women's time
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Campbell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first half of the nineteenth century, England became quite literally a world on wheels. The sweeping technological changes wrought by the railways, steam-powered factory engines, and progressively more sophisticated wheeled conveyances of all types produced a corresponding revolution in Victorian iconography: the image of the wheel emerged as a dominant symbol of power, modernity, and progress." "Charles Dickens appropriated this symbol and made it central to his novels. Between 1840 and 1860, a transformation took place in Dickens's thinking about gender and time, and this revolution is recorded in iconographic representations of the goddess Fortune and wheel imagery that appear in his work." "Drawing on a history of both literary and visual representations of Fortune, Elizabeth Campbell argues that Dickens's contribution to both the iconographic and narrative traditions was to fuse the classical image of the wheel with the industrial one. Campbell's close reading of Dickens reveals that, as the wheel was increasingly identified as the official Victorian symbol for British industrial and economic progress, he reacted by employing this icon to represent a more pessimistic historical vision - as the tragic symbol for human fate in the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.F38
LC item number
C36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Fate and fatalism in literature
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Fortune in literature
  • Wheels in literature
  • Cycles in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Time in literature
Label
Fortune's wheel : Dickens and the iconography of women's time, Elizabeth A. Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of fortune -- Spring 1840-1849, the patriarch and the goddess -- Summer 1850-1853, mother Shipton's wheel of fortune -- Fall 1854-1859, minding the wheel -- Winter 1860, the world turned upside down
Control code
ocm52347526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780821415146
Lccn
2003049891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52347526
Label
Fortune's wheel : Dickens and the iconography of women's time, Elizabeth A. Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of fortune -- Spring 1840-1849, the patriarch and the goddess -- Summer 1850-1853, mother Shipton's wheel of fortune -- Fall 1854-1859, minding the wheel -- Winter 1860, the world turned upside down
Control code
ocm52347526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780821415146
Lccn
2003049891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52347526

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