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              The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City

              The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City (Hardback)

              By Beaumont, Matthew

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              A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek

              ISBN 9781788738910
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Verso Books
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              Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London, 1840-1930
               

              Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London, 1840-1930 (Hardback, 2nd ed.)

              By Schlor, Joachim; Preface by Beaumont, Matthew

              By day the author sifted through countless police and church archives, city records and first-hand accounts; by night he explored the highways and byways of the three great cities.

              ISBN 9781780235868
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Utopia, Ltd.: Ideologies For Social Dreaming In England 1870-1900: Historical Materialism, Volume 7
               

              Utopia, Ltd.: Ideologies For Social Dreaming In England 1870-1900: Historical Materialism, Volume 7 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beaumont, Matthew

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              This literary-historical account of late-nineteenth century utopianism offers a fascinating rereading of the fin de siecle in terms of the political futures that were produced in England during a period of cultural upheaval, and marks an original contribution to the Marxist criti...que of utopian ideology.
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              ISBN 9781608460212
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Historical Materialism
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              The Railway: Art in the Age of Steam

              The Railway: Art in the Age of Steam (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Kennedy, Ian; Treuherz, Julian; Contributions by Beaumont, Matthew; Freeman, Michael

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              Steam locomotives gripped the imagination when they first appeared in nineteenth-century Europe and America. Aboard these great machines, passengers travelled at faster speeds than ever before. This work captures both the fear and excitement of early train travel as it probes the... artistic response to steam locomotion within its social setting.
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              ISBN 9780300138788
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2008
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (YALE)
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              The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

              The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Paperback)

              By Wells, H. G.; Edited by Beaumont, Matthew

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              One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

              ISBN 9780198702672
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Oxford World's Classics
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              The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

              The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Paperback)

              By Chesterton, G. K.; Edited by Beaumont, Matthew

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              In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to ...the position of 'Thursday'.
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              ISBN 9780141191461
              Released NZ 6 May 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Classics
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              Looking Backward 2000-1887

              Looking Backward 2000-1887 (Paperback)

              By Bellamy, Edward; Edited by Beaumont, Matthew

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              Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) is a thunderous indictment of industrial capitalism and a resplendent vision of life in a socialist utopia. Matthew Beaumont's lively edition explores the political and psychological peculiarities of this celebrated utopian fiction.

              ISBN 9780199552573
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Oxford World's Classics
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              The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City
               

              The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beaumont, Matthew

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              A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where you are. In a series of rive...ting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont, retraces a history of the walker. From Charles Dicken's insomniac night rambles to wandering through the faceless, windswept monuments of the neoliberal city, the act of walking is one of escape, self-discovery, disappearances and potential revolution. Pacing stride for stride alongside such literary amblers and thinkers as Edgar Allen Poe, Andrew Breton, H G Wells, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys and Ray Bradbury, Matthew Beaumont explores the relationship between the metropolis and its pedestrian life. He asks can you get lost in a crowd? It is polite to stare at people walking past on the street? What differentiates the city of daylight and the nocturnal metropolis? What connects walking, philosophy and the big toe? Can we save the city - or ourselves - by taking the pavement?
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              ISBN 9781788738927
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
              Publisher Verso Books
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              Restless Cities
               

              Restless Cities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Beaumont, Matthew; Dart, Gregory; Contributions by Berman, Marshall; Boddy, Kasia; Borden, Iain

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              The metropolis is a site of endless making and unmaking. From the attempt to imagine a city-symphony to the cinematic tradition that runs from Walter Ruttmann to Terence Davies, this title traces the idiosyncratic character of the metropolitan city from the nineteenth century to ...the twenty-first-century megalopolis.
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              ISBN 9781844674053
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2010
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              The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue
               

              The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Eagleton, Terry; Edited by Beaumont, Matthew

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              Terry Eagleton occupies a unique position in the English-speaking world. He is not only a productive literary theorist, but also a novelist and playwright. This title includes interviews that cover both his life and the development of his thought and politics. It is suitable for ...those interested in the evolution of radical politics and modernism.
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              ISBN 9781844673391
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2009
              Publisher Verso Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
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