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We Are Wanderers: An Exploration of the 1872 Edition of London: A Pilgrimage

Rowlenson, Anne
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Rowlenson, Anne
Advisor
Vander Meulen, David
Abstract
London: a Pilgrimage by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Dore is a book about looking. By positioning the reader alongside the narrator as a kind of observer, flâneur, and “wanderer”, the book creates an environment in which reader derives pleasure from the act of gazing. Lavishly illustrated and advertised as a sumptuous gift for the holiday season, even the physical form of the 1872 edition demands a kind of pleasurable looking. This thesis will explore how the book both as a text and as a physical artifact enables a scopophilic view of the city of London and its inhabitants, ultimately moving towards a more modernist conception of urbanity.
Language
English
Date Received
20150501
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 2015
Published Date
2015-04-29
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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