Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture

Overview

The decade after 1815 was a period of cultural instability, in which literature was redefined in response to a mass readership. Magazines were a product of and response to a culture that was metropolitan in size and heterogeneity. This book analyses a literary genre that made creative use of a cultural confusion which elsewhere provoked anxiety.

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Overview

The decade after 1815 was a period of cultural instability, in which literature was redefined in response to a mass readership. Magazines were a product of and response to a culture that was metropolitan in size and heterogeneity. This book analyses a literary genre that made creative use of a cultural confusion which elsewhere provoked anxiety.

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DAVID STEWART Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of Humanities at the University of Northumbria, UK. He has published a number of articles on Romanticism and print culture in jourbanals such as Romanticism, Prose StudiesKeats-Shelley Jourbanal &Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Age of the Magazine
Urban, Hunt, North: Personality and the Principle of Miscellaneity
Fighting Style in the Magazine Market
Reading Magazines with a Cockney's Eye
'Distant Correspondents': Readers, Personalities and Elegy
'Our own emolument': Commerce and the Category of Literature
Coda
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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