The Plagiarism Allegation in English Literature from Butler to Sterne

Hardcover | September 22, 2010

byR. Terry

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Contributing to the growth in plagiarism studies, this timely new book highlights the impact of the allegation of plagiarism on the working lives of some of the major writers of the period, and considers plagiarism in relation to the emergence of literary copyright and the aesthetic of originality.

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Contributing to the growth in plagiarism studies, this timely new book highlights the impact of the allegation of plagiarism on the working lives of some of the major writers of the period, and considers plagiarism in relation to the emergence of literary copyright and the aesthetic of originality.

Richard Terry is currently Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, UK, having worked for many years previously at the University of Sunderland. He has written numerous articles on aspects of eighteenth-century literature. His monograph Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past 1660-1781 w...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:215 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 22, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272673

ISBN - 13:9780230272675

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
'Plagiarism': The Emergence of a Literary Concept 
Plagiarism, Authorial Fame and Proprietary Authorship 
Plagiarism and the Burden of Tradition in Dryden and Others 
Plagiarism and Sufficiency 
Pope and Plagiarism 
Johnson and the Lauder Affair 
The Plagiarism Allegation and the Female Author
Plagiarism, Imitation and Originality 
Sterne: the Plagiarist as Genius
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index