Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorIna Ferris, Paul Keen

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This ground-breaking collection of essays presents a new bookish literary history, which situates questions about books at the intersection of a range of debates about the role of authors and readers, the organization of knowledge, the vogue for collecting, and the impact of overlapping technologies of writing and shifting generic boundaries.

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This ground-breaking collection of essays presents a new bookish literary history, which situates questions about books at the intersection of a range of debates about the role of authors and readers, the organization of knowledge, the vogue for collecting, and the impact of overlapping technologies of writing and shifting generic boun...

INA FERRIS is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her books include a critical edition of Charlotte Smith's The Old Manor House, The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland, and The Achievement of Literary Authority: Gender, History and the Waverley Novels. PAUL KEEN is Professor of English at Carleton...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.64 × 5.64 × 0.99 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Towards a Bookish Literary History--I.Ferris &amp--P.Keen
PART I: RECONFIGURING LITERARY HISTORY
Wild Bibliography: The Rise and Fall Book History in Nineteenth-Century Britain--J.Klancher
'Uncommon Animals': Making Virtue of Necessity in the Age of Authors; P.Keen
Making Literary History in the Age of Steam--W.McKelvy
PART II: BOOKS IN THE EVERYDAY
Canons' Clockwork: Novels for Everyday Use--D.Lynch
Book-Love and the Remaking of Literary Culture in the Romantic Periodical--I.Ferris
The Art of Sharing: Reading in the Romantic Miscellany--A.Piper
Getting the Reading Out of London Labor; L.Price
PART III: REMAPPING THE LITERARY FIELD
Reading Collections: The Literary Discourse of Eighteenth-Century Libraries--B.M.Benedict
Imagining Hegel: Bookish Form and the Romantic Synopticon--M.Macovski
'The Society of Agreeable and Worthy Companions': Bookishness and Manuscript Culture after 1750--B.A.Schellenberg
The Practice and Poetics of Curlism: Print, Obscenity, and the Merryland Pamphlets in the Career of Edmund Curll--T.Keymer
Charlatanism and Resentment in Londons Mid-Eighteenth Century Literary Marketplace--S.During
Index