The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot / Edition 1

The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot / Edition 1

by Leah Price
     
 

The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel brings together two traditionally antagonistic fields, book history and narrative theory, to challenge established theories of "the rise of the novel." Covering British novelists from Richardson to George Eliot, this study asks why the epistolary novel disappeared, how the book review emerged, and how editors'See more details below

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The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel brings together two traditionally antagonistic fields, book history and narrative theory, to challenge established theories of "the rise of the novel." Covering British novelists from Richardson to George Eliot, this study asks why the epistolary novel disappeared, how the book review emerged, and how editors' reproduction of old texts has shaped authors' production of new ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521539395
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
824,840
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Richardson's economies of scale13
Writing against the moment15
Meaning and gaping27
"Copy in other Hands"35
The invisible hand42
Postscript: Scott and the literary-historical novel48
2Cultures of the commonplace67
Knox's scissor-doings70
Bowdler's private public77
Radcliffe's uncommon readers90
Coda: Ferrier's second-hand sentiments99
3George Eliot and the production of consumers105
Reading against the plot107
Women of maxims119
"Outside sayings and doings"128
The ethics of the review137
Conclusion: "The business of the novel"149
Notes157
Bibliography198
Index219

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