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Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism by Alison Byerly

By Alison Byerly

Are We There but? digital go back and forth and Victorian Realism connects the Victorian fascination with "virtual trip" with the increase of realism in nineteenth-century fiction and twenty-first-century experiments in digital fact. whilst the growth of river and railway networks within the 19th century made trip more straightforward than ever prior to, staying at domestic and fantasizing approximately shuttle changed into a favourite hobby. New methods of representing place—360-degree panoramas, foldout river maps, exhaustive railway guides—offered themselves as substitutes for real trip. contemplating those representations as a kind of "virtual trip" finds a stunning continuity among the Victorian fascination with inventive dislocation and twenty-first -century efforts to take advantage of electronic know-how to extend the actual obstacles of the self.

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