Literary History Writing, 1770-1820

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

byApril London

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This investigation of literary history writing between 1770 and 1820 identifies the mode's distinction from canon formation as central to its cultural vitality. Using secret history, memoir and the novel, amongst other sources, it invites a re-thinking of literary history's place in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century print culture.

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This investigation of literary history writing between 1770 and 1820 identifies the mode's distinction from canon formation as central to its cultural vitality. Using secret history, memoir and the novel, amongst other sources, it invites a re-thinking of literary history's place in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century print c...

APRIL LONDON is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is the author of Women and Property in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel (1999).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.86 × 5.69 × 0.74 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230248136

ISBN - 13:9780230248137

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: WRITING AND REWRITING LIVES
Writing Lives
Rewriting Lives: Revolution, Reaction, and Apostasy
PART II: LITERARY HISTORY AND BOOKS
Bibliomania and Antiquarianism
Literary History and Literary Specimens
PART III: ISAAC D'ISTAELI AND LITERARY HISTORY
Apostasy and Exclusion
The Structures of Opinion
PART IV: THE GENRES OF LITERARY HISTORY
The 'whole mind of the nation'
Literary History, Periodicals, Lectures
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index