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By John M. Picker

Faraway from the hushed restraint we go together with the Victorians, their international pulsated with sound. This e-book indicates how, in additional methods than one, Victorians have been listening to issues. The representations shut listeners left in their soundscapes provided new meanings for silence, song, noise, voice, and echo that represent a big a part of the Victorian legacy to us at the present time. In chronicling the shift from Romantic to trendy configurations of sound and voice, Picker attracts upon literary and clinical works to recapture the feel of aural discovery figures equivalent to Babbage, Helmholtz, Freud, Bell, and Edison shared with the likes of Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, Stoker, and Conrad.

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