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Commerce and Carnival at the Canvas City: Traveling Circuses

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Offering an exploration of how one of the most popular and spectacular forms of postbellum entertainment was represented in the period's fiction, this chapter considers the way the circus became both ... More


Lines of Time, Sight, and Capital: Train Journeys

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines some of the frequent representations of train journeys found across a variety of rural fictions. Indicative of the deeper incursions of urban capitalism into the American ... More


The End of the Glory Days

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Beginning with the 1922 edition, the Follies reach the end of their glory days. Ziegfeld needs to find a new way to entertain audiences. As he struggles to come up with another hit, he is devastated ... More


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