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The Resource The legend of spring-heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)

The legend of spring-heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)

Label
The legend of spring-heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures
Title
The legend of spring-heeled Jack
Title remainder
Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures
Statement of responsibility
Karl Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oral rumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore to metropolitan press sensation, co-existing in literary and theatrical forms before finally degenerating into a nursery lore bogeyman to frighten children. A mercurial and unfixed cultural phenomenon, Spring-Heeled Jack found purchase in both older folkloric traditions and emerging forms of entertainment. Through this intriguing study of a unique and unsettling figure, Karl Bell complicates our appreciation of the differences, interactions and similarities between various types of popular culture between 1837 and 1904. The book draws upon a rich variety of primary source material including folklorist accounts, street ballads, several series of 'penny dreadful' stories (and illustrations), journals, magazines, newspapers, comics, court accounts, autobiographies and published reminiscences. 'The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack' is impressively researched social history and provides a fascinating insight into Victorian cultures. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in nineteenth-century English social and cultural history, folklore or literature. Karl Bell is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth.--
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1971-
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Bell, Karl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spring-heeled Jack (Legendary character)
  • Popular culture
  • Urban folklore
Label
The legend of spring-heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782040392/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The legend of spring-heeled Jack -- The cultural anatomy of a legend -- Spring-heeled Jack, crime and the reform of customary culture -- Spring-heeled Jack and Victorian society -- Spring-heeled Jack and London -- Cultural nodes: localities -- Cultural modes: oral, literary and visual -- The decline and demise of spring-heeled Jack -- Conclusion: spring-heeled Jack and Victorian popular cultures
Control code
CR9781782040392
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781843837879
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)938964265
Label
The legend of spring-heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782040392/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The legend of spring-heeled Jack -- The cultural anatomy of a legend -- Spring-heeled Jack, crime and the reform of customary culture -- Spring-heeled Jack and Victorian society -- Spring-heeled Jack and London -- Cultural nodes: localities -- Cultural modes: oral, literary and visual -- The decline and demise of spring-heeled Jack -- Conclusion: spring-heeled Jack and Victorian popular cultures
Control code
CR9781782040392
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781843837879
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)938964265

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