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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print

Bookish Histories

Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900

Editors: Ferris, I., Keen, P. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

BARBARA M. BENEDICT, Charles A. Dana Professor of English Literature at Trinity College, USA SIMON DURING, Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, USA THOMAS KEYMER, Chancellor Jackman Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada DEIDRE LYNCH, Chancellor Jackman Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada JON KLANCHER, Associate Professor of English and Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, USA MICHAEL MACOVSKI, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, USA WILLIAM R. MCKELVY, Associate Professor of English at Washington University in Saint Louis, USA ANDREW PIPER, Assistant Professor of German Studies at McGill University, Canada LEAH PRICE, Professor of English at Harvard University, USA BETTY A. SCHELLENBERG, Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Canada

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Towards a Bookish Literary History

    Ferris, Ina (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Wild Bibliography: The Rise and Fall of Book History in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    Klancher, Jon

    Pages 19-40

  • ‘Uncommon Animals’: Making Virtue of Necessity in the Age of Authors

    Keen, Paul

    Pages 41-60

  • ‘This Enormous Contagion of Paper and Print’: Making Literary History in the Age of Steam

    McKelvy, William R.

    Pages 61-84

  • Canons’ Clockwork: Novels for Everyday Use

    Lynch, Deidre

    Pages 87-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bookish Histories
Book Subtitle
Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900
Editors
  • I. Ferris
  • P. Keen
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24480-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230244801
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22231-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 283
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