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Melodramatic Tactics: Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace, 1800-85 Paperback – 21 May 1998


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"This is a very significant and original contribution to our understanding of melodrama per se and, more generally, of Victorian social relations and cultural representations. Moreover, it is a masterful demonstration of the kind of historical research that many in literary studies now talk of doing, but few do with such vigor and thoroughness." - Christina Crosby, Wesleyan University "Centering her discussion around the term 'melodramatic modes,' Hadley examines a response to the social, economic, and epistemological changes that characterized the Consolidation of market society in the nineteenth century... In spite of the fact that she covers the whole of the nineteenth century and cites multiple examples, Hadley's approach is unified, fresh, and innovative. She suggests new and significant ways of looking at Victorian culture and challenging some traditional judgments." - Choice --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Elaine Hadley is Assistant Professor of English and of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Academicians only 5 Aug. 2013
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A difficult read. For academics, scholars and students only. The book is more for sociologists (I am not) than for lovers of Melodrama (I am).
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