John M. Picker: Victorian Soundscapes (2003)

26 April 2013, dusan

“Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new meanings for silence, music, noise, voice, and echo that constitute an important part of the Victorian legacy to us today. In chronicling the shift from Romantic to modern configurations of sound and voice, Picker draws upon literary and scientific works to recapture the sense of aural discovery figures such as Babbage, Helmholtz, Freud, Bell, and Edison shared with the likes of Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, Stoker, and Conrad.”

Publisher Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN 0195151917, 9780195151916
220 pages


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4 Responses to “John M. Picker: Victorian Soundscapes (2003)”

  1. Rachel on March 28, 2015 11:27 pm

    This link appears to be broken. Thanks!

  2. dusan on March 29, 2015 9:00 am


  3. Peter on March 2, 2017 12:47 pm

    It looks like both links are down…

  4. dusan on March 2, 2017 6:58 pm


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