Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories
Creators:Black, Barbara J., 1962-
Subjects (LCSH):Hotels -- England -- London -- 19th century -- History
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
London (England) -- In literature
Keywords:Literary Criticism / General
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Hotel Circe -- Chapter 1. Hotel millennium: reading conspicuous leisure and sociability in modern London -- Chapter 2. Hotel individualism: telling the stories of London's chapels of ease, the biographies of five buildings -- Chapter. 3. The hotel habit: home and away, narratives of mobility -- Chapter 4. Hotel living: together/alone, a phenomenology of lived experience at the Langham and the Savoy -- Chapter 5. Hotel noir: "guests in the depths of hell," dark hospitality, and terror at the terminus -- Conclusion: Hotel dreams.
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