Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

byDavid Stewart

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The decade after 1815 was a period of cultural instability, in which literature was redefined in response to a mass readership. Magazines were a product of and response to a culture that was metropolitan in size and heterogeneity. This book analyses a literary genre that made creative use of a cultural confusion which elsewhere provoked anxiety.

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The decade after 1815 was a period of cultural instability, in which literature was redefined in response to a mass readership. Magazines were a product of and response to a culture that was metropolitan in size and heterogeneity. This book analyses a literary genre that made creative use of a cultural confusion which elsewhere provoke...

DAVID STEWART Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of Humanities at the University of Northumbria, UK. He has published a number of articles on Romanticism and print culture in journals such as Romanticism, Prose Studies, Keats-Shelley Journal &Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.91 × 5.71 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230251781

ISBN - 13:9780230251786

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Age of the Magazine
Urban, Hunt, North: Personality and the Principle of Miscellaneity
Fighting Style in the Magazine Market
Reading Magazines with a Cockney's Eye
'Distant Correspondents': Readers, Personalities and Elegy
'Our own emolument': Commerce and the Category of Literature
Coda
Notes
Bibliography
Index