Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Elaine Freedgood


In Victorian Writing approximately probability, first released in 2000, Elaine Freedgood explores the geography of chance produced by way of a large spectrum of once-popular literature, together with works on political economic climate, sanitary reform, balloon flight, Alpine hiking and African exploration. The consolations provided through this geography of danger are precariously predicated at the balance of dominant Victorian definitions of individuals and locations. ladies, males, the labouring and heart sessions, the English and the Irish, Africa and Africans: all have assigned identities which enable hazard to be positioned and contained. whilst identities shift and limits fail, threat and protection start to look in the entire flawed areas. The texts that this learn specializes in display the ways that possibility moralizes and naturalizes the industrial and political associations of commercial, imperial tradition in the course of a interval of remarkable enlargement and alter.

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