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The Prostitute Milieu

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter moves from the prostitute woman to the milieu of which she was a part. It asks whether prostitutes represented, as many historians have argued, a marginalized and relatively invisible ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Gaiton Marullo

in Fyodor Dostoevsky-The Gathering Storm (1846-1847): A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751851
eISBN:
9781501751875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751851.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter recounts how Fyodor Dostoevsky was decidedly not on the straight and steady path that Pushkin and Gogol, Turgenev, and Tolstoy appeared to travel to glory and fame in 1846 and 1847. It ... More


Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Ushashi Dasgupta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the significance of rental culture in Charles Dickens’s fiction and journalism. It reveals tenancy, or the leasing of real estate in exchange for money, to be a governing force in ... More


The Psycho-Spiritual Turn: The Double, “Mr. Prokharchin,” “The Landlady,” and “A Novel in Nine Letters”

Thomas Gaiton Marullo

in Fyodor Dostoevsky-The Gathering Storm (1846-1847): A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751851
eISBN:
9781501751875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751851.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter centers on Fyodor Dostoevsky's final break with Vissarion Belinsky and his circle, as well as his increasing struggles to stay afloat, internally and externally. It provides a unifying ... More


Setting Suburban Stereotypes 1820s–1850s

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Decrying suburbia at the fin de siècle placed a speaker in a long literary and cultural tradition; Gissing, Wells, Bennett, and Forster inherited images and terms of culturally and aesthetically ... More


Plotting the Suburbs: Popular Fiction and Common Knowledge, 1850s–1870s

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novels set in suburban locales represent a world in flux. Beneath the shifting sands of social mobility run thick strands of apparently common knowledge that reassure readers of continuity with the ... More


Intimate Labor: Paid Work and an Intimate Economy of Reproduction

Julie Hardwick

in Sex in an Old Regime City: Young Workers and Intimacy in France, 1660-1789

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190945183
eISBN:
9780190945213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945183.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

The pragmatic local management of out-of-wedlock pregnancy also relied on the paid work of landladies, midwives, and wet-nurses who made the smooth and even respectable handing of single parenthood ... More


Owned, loaned, and pawned: the control of property

Cathryn Spence

in Women, Credit, and Debt In Early Modern Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784992538
eISBN:
9781526104182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992538.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter uses as its main source the Annuity Tax Roll for Edinburgh, which lists every landlord, tenant, and property in Edinburgh in 1635. It considers the presence of women in the tax roll both ... More


Introduction

Ushashi Dasgupta

in Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction offers a preliminary discussion of what Charles Dickens calls the ‘lodger world’, and it establishes the book’s main lines of argument. It explains that tenancy, an economic ... More


Building a Career: From Sketches to Dombey

Ushashi Dasgupta

in Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Dickens’s journalism and fiction of the 1830s and 1840s, and identifies the features of his urban style. It places his writing on tenancy in the context of comic theatre: ... More


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