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Alternate histories and nineteenth-century literature : untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America / Ben Carver.

Author/Creator:
Carver, Ben, 1972- author.
Other Title:
Untimely meditations in Britain, France, and America
Arranging the past, reconsidering the present
Publication:
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] , ©2017
Series:
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Alternative histories (Fiction) -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
History in literature.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
American literature.
English literature.
French literature.
History in literature.
Literature, Modern.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Introduction: The Castle of IF
Napoleonic imaginaries
Inheriting antiquity: political genealogy in Disraeli and Renouvier
Nebulous history and the plurality of worlds
Lost worlds and the (un)natural history of gender
Earliness and lateness: alternate history in American literature.
Notes:
Based on the authors' thesis (doctoral--University of Exeter, 2012) presented under the title: Arranging the past, reconsidering the present : the emergence of alternate history in the nineteenth century.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index.
ISBN:
9781137573339
1137573333
OCLC:
973919869
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