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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Dickens, Balzac and the Language of the Walls

Authors: Thornton, S.

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From 1830 to 1870 advertising brought in its wake a new understanding of how the subject read and how language operated. Sara Thornton presents a crucial moment in print culture, the early recognition of what we now call a 'virtual' world, and proposes new readings of key texts by Dickens and Balzac.

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SARA THORNTON is Professor of English at the University of Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, France. She studied French literature at the University of London, UK, and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris before writing her PhD and 'habilitation' on Victorian literature. Publications include David Copperfield: Lectures d'une Oeuvre and Circulation and Transfer of Key Scenes in Nineteenth-century Literature.

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'Thornton has a real gift for detailed, nuanced textual analyses. Shae also shows an impressive ability to draw upon a variety of critical and social theoriests, rangingb from Freud and Benjamin to Agamben and Butler, to add conceptual depth without diverting the argument in tangential or otherwise unproductive directions.'

- Nicholas Mason, Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, USA, New Books Online 19


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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Book Subtitle
Dickens, Balzac and the Language of the Walls
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23674-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230236745
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00832-8
Series ISSN
2634-6494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 214
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