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作者 Beaumont, Matthew, 1972- author
書名 Nightwalking : a nocturnal history of London Chaucer to Dickens / Matthew Beaumont
出版項 London ; New York : Verso, 2015
國際標準書號 9781781687956 (hardback)
1781687951 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  PR830.L65 B379 2015    在架上    30530001206739
說明 xii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
PART ONE -- 1. Crime and the Common Nightwalker: The Middle Ages and After -- 2. Idle Wandering Persons: Roisterers and Rogues in the Early Modern Period -- 3. Affairs that Walk at Midnight: Shakespeare, Dekker & Co. -- PART TWO -- 4. Darkness Visible: Night and the Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century -- 5. The Nocturnal Picaresque: Dunton, Ward and their Descendants -- 6. Grub Street at Night: Churchill, Goldsmith and Pattison -- 7. Midnight Rambles: Savage and Johnson -- PART THREE -- 8. Night on the Lengthening Road: Wordsworth, Clare and Romantic Vagrancy -- 9. London's Darkness: William Blake -- 10. The Nocturnal Labyrinth: Thomas De Quincey -- PART FOUR -- 11. Crowded Streets, Empty Streets: The Early Nineteenth-Century City at Night -- 12. The Dead Night: Dickens's Night Walks -- 13. A Darkened Walk: The Old Curiosity Shop and Dickens's Fiction -- 14. Conclusion: The Man of the Crowd
""Nightwalking is, in both the physical and the moral meanings of the term, deviant. At night, in other words, the idea of wandering cannot be dissociated from the idea of erring - wanderring. This elision or semantic slurring is present in the final lines of John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), where the poet offers a glimpse, for perpetuity, of Adam and Eve, after their expulsion from Paradise, entering the post-lapsarian world on foot: 'They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, / Through Eden took their solitary way.' Wandering steps. In a double sense, Adam and Eve are errant: at once itinerant and aberrant. They are condemned to a life of ceaseless, restless sinfulness.""-- Provided by publisher
主題 English fiction -- England -- London -- History and criticism
Walking -- England -- London
Night in literature
London (England) -- In literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
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