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By Alison Byerly

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

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