Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England

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Overview

AMIDST THE OTHER religious, political, and technological changes in seventeenth-century England, the ready availability of printed books was the most significant sign of the disappearance of old ways of thinking. The ability to read granted new independence as the interactions between reader, text, and author moved from the public forums of church and court to the privacy and solitude of the home.

Privacy and Print proposes that the emergence of the concept of privacy as a personal right, as the very core of individuality, is connected in a complex fashion with the history of reading. Cecile M. Jagodzinski attempts to recover the experience of readers past by examining representations of reading and readers (especially women) in five genres of seventeenth-century literature: devotional books, conversion narratives, personal letters, drama, and the novel. The discussion ranges from the published letters of Charles I and John Donne to Aphra Behn's Love-Letters between a Nobleman and His Sister and Margaret Cavendish's literary activities. The author examines how the resulting shifts in religious and literary practices due to the printed book influenced the development of the literary canon. She also addresses women's ambiguous roles in print culture, trying to pinpoint how privacy became gendered in the early modern period.

Debates about privacy and individualism still rage in today's computerized society. Jagodzinski's important and well-written book speaks to these present-day concerns and offers a historical example of the effect of new technologies on popular culture.

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Proposes that the emergence of the concept of privacy as a personal right and the core of individuality is connected in a complex way with the easy availability of printed books and the spread of the ability to read that emerged during the period. Looks at representations of reading and readers, especially women, in devotional books, conversion narratives, personal letters, drama, and the novel. Also explores how privacy became gendered in the early modern period Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813918396
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecile M. Jagodzinski is Associate Professor at the Milner Library at Illinois State University.

Cecile M. Jagodzinski is Associate Professor at the Milner Library at Illinois State University.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Reading and the Creation of the (Protestant) Private Spirit 23
2 Authoring the Private Self: Reading in Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives 49
3 "Extasies in Letters": Reading Personal Letters in Print 74
4 Margaret Cavendish and the Virtues of Publication 94
5 Discovery, Pornography, and the Novel: Aphra Behn's Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister 131
Conclusion 163
Notes 169
Bibliography 195
Index 215
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