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The Resource Print and performance in the 1820s : improvisation, speculation, identity, Angela Esterhammer, (electronic resource)

Print and performance in the 1820s : improvisation, speculation, identity, Angela Esterhammer, (electronic resource)

Label
Print and performance in the 1820s : improvisation, speculation, identity
Title
Print and performance in the 1820s
Title remainder
improvisation, speculation, identity
Statement of responsibility
Angela Esterhammer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1824, the anonymous narrator of a book entitled Revelations of the Dead-Alive claims to have travelled two hundred years into the future to experience life in London during the year 2023. He relates what he learned from conversations with twenty-first-century writers, artists, and scientists, and from his research in the twenty-first-century British Library, about how the history of his own century was recorded. Satirizing the literature, theatre, art, science, politics, and fashions of 1820s Britain from the imagined vantage point of 2023, Revelations speculates about a possible future. This bizarre text by Irish novelist and journalist John Banim at once describes and performs many of the distinctive features of the milieu from which it arose. Banim surveys the metropolitan landscape of 1820s London, with its intertwined industries of theatre and publishing. He identifies technological innovation and financial speculation as preeminent trends of his time, and he finds the transatlantic speculations of the 1820s mirrored in the imagined world of 2023 by "cargoes of speculators" who emigrate by "balloon-ship" to establish colonies on the moon"--
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1961-
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Esterhammer, Angela
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in romanticism
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  • English literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and readers
  • Literature and society
  • Literary form
  • Great Britain
Label
Print and performance in the 1820s : improvisation, speculation, identity, Angela Esterhammer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002273705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781108493956
Lccn
2019030920
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002273705
Label
Print and performance in the 1820s : improvisation, speculation, identity, Angela Esterhammer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002273705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108493956
Lccn
2019030920
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002273705

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