Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland by Thomas KeymerPamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland by Thomas Keymer

Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and…

byThomas Keymer, Peter Sabor

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740) is often regarded as the first true novel in English and a landmark in literary history. As the best selling novel of its time, it provoked a swarm of responses: panegyrics and critiques, parodies and burlesques, piracies and sequels, comedies and operas. The controversy it inspired has become a standard point of reference in studies of the rise of the novel, the history of the book and the emergence of consumer culture. In the first book-length study of the Pamela controversy since 1960, Thomas Keymer and Peter Sabor offer an original definitive account of the novel's enormous cultural impact.
Title:Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521110181

ISBN - 13:9780521110181

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'The selling part': publication, promotion, profits; 2. Literary property and the trade in continuations; 3. Counter-fictions and novel production; 4. Domestic servitude and the licensed stage; 5. Pamela illustrations and the visual culture of the novel; 6. Commercial morality, colonial nationalism, and Pamela's Irish reception; Afterword; Appendix: A chronology of publications, performances and related events to 1750; Select bibliography; Index.

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"This new book by Messrs. Keymer and Sabor is a valuable companion to their The Pamela Controversy: Criticisms and Adaptations of Samuel Richardson's Pamela, 1740-1750 (Pickering and Chatto, in six volumes, 2001), and it splendidly exemplifies what can be accomplished in the relatively new discipline of the history of the book..."
--James McLaverty, Keele University, The Scriblerian