Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere

Authors: Ferris, Ina

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36760-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
About this book

This book re-reads the tangled relations of book culture and literary culture in the early nineteenth century by restoring to view the figure of the bookman and the effaced history of his book clubs. As outliers inserting themselves into the matrix of literary production rather than remaining within that of reception, both provoked debate by producing, writing, and circulating books in ways that expanded fundamental points of literary orientation in lateral directions not coincident with those of the literary sphere. Deploying a wide range of historical, archival and literary materials, the study combines the history and geography of books, cultural theory, and literary history to make visible a bookish array of alterative networks, genres, and locations that were obscured by the literary sphere in establishing its authority as arbiter of the modern book.

About the authors

Ina Ferris is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her books include The Achievement of Literary Authority: Gender, History and the Waverley Novels, The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland, and Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (co-edited with Paul Keen).

Reviews

“Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere sheds valuable light upon the depth and nature of this impact, greatly illuminating the world of the Romantic bookman: his texts, activities, and communities.” (Daniel Norman, Notes and Queries, Vol. 66 (1), March, 2019)


“Ina Ferris’s Book-Men, Book Clubs and the Romantic Literary Sphere offers original contributions to this growing area of research. … Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere draws on impressively diverse printed and archival sources to support its lucid arguments. Ferris analyses a variety of lesser-known works written by, or about, book-men and book clubs. … Beyond Romantic scholars, Ferris’s research will also interest Victorianists.” (Lindsey Eckert, Review of English Studies, Vol. 67 (281), September, 2016)

“Ferris’ work represents an important development in our understanding of reading culture beyond the high-minded criticism of the Edinburgh journals. … Bringing the bookman to the fore of our understanding of book culture, Ferris’ work, I am sure, will offer an engaging point of departure for future studies of reading culture during the Romantic period.” (James M. Morris, The BARS Review, Issue 48, Autumn, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36760-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Ina Ferris
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36760-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137367600
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36759-4
Series ISSN
2634-6516
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics