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New Directions in Book History

The Transatlantic Circulation of Novels Between Europe and Brazil, 1789-1914

Editors: Abreu, Márcia (Ed.)

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  • The editor is one of the leading Brazilian book historians in the world
  • Demonstrates that the circulation was bi-lateral - from Brazil to Europe as well as vice versa
  • Discusses a wide variety of genres
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About this book

This book brings a renewed critical focus to the history of novel writing, publishing, selling and reading, expanding its viewing beyond national territories. Relying on primary sources (such as advertisements, censorship reviews, publisher and bookstore catalogues), the book examines the paths taken by novels in their shifts between Europe and Brazil, investigates the flow of translations in both directions, pays attention to the successful novels of the time and analyses the critical response to fiction in both sides of the Atlantic. It reveals that neither nineteenth century culture can be properly understood by focusing on a single territory, nor literature can be fully perceived by looking only to the texts, ignoring their material existence and their place in social and economical practices.


About the authors

Márcia Abreu is Professor of Brazilian literature at the University of Campinas, Brazil. She has coordinated team projects in Brazil, United States, France and Portugal, and has published several books and articles, including The Cultural Revolution of the Nineteenth Century: Theatre, the Book-Trade and Reading in the Transatlantic World (2016), edited with Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Fiction as an Element of Cultural Connection

    Abreu, Márcia

    Pages 1-12

  • A Transnational Literate Community: Reactions to Novels in Europe and Brazil

    Abreu, Márcia

    Pages 15-38

  • The Literary Taste for Novels in the Portuguese Subscription Library in Rio de Janeiro

    Paixão, Alexandro Henrique

    Pages 39-59

  • The Roman Judiciaire and Brazilian Literature: Reception, Meanings, and Appropriations

    Porto, Ana Gomes

    Pages 61-77

  • The Bachelor’s Library: Pornographic Books on the Brazil - Europe Circuit in the Late Nineteenth Century

    Mendes, Leonardo

    Pages 79-100

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46837-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46836-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83599-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transatlantic Circulation of Novels Between Europe and Brazil, 1789-1914
Editors
  • Márcia Abreu
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46837-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46837-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46836-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83599-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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