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The body economic : life, death, and sensation in political economy and the Victorian novel

Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumptions in common. Catherine Gallagher demonstrates that political economists and their Romantic and early-Victorian critics jointly relocated the idea of value from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gallagher, Catherine.
Body economic.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005045825
(OCoLC)58422868
Named Person: Charles Dickens; George Eliot; George Eliot; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; Charles Dickens; George Eliot
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Gallagher
ISBN: 9781400826841 1400826845 9786612158025 6612158026 1282158023 9781282158023
OCLC Number: 438775953
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: The Romantics and the political economists --
Bioeconomics and somaeconomics : life and sensation in classical political economy --
Hard times and the somaeconomics of the early Victorians --
The bioeconomics of Our mutual friend --
Daniel Deronda and the too much of literature --
Malthusian anthropology and the aesthetics of sacrifice in Scenes of clerical life.
Responsibility: Catherine Gallagher.
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