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

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Cambridge University Press, 17 juil. 2003 - 224 pages
The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel, first published in 2000, brings together two traditionally antagonistic fields, book history and narrative theory, to challenge established theories of 'the rise of the novel'. Leah Price shows that far from leveling class or gender distinctions, as has long been claimed, the novel has consistently located them within its own audience. Shedding new light on Richardson and Radcliffe, Scott and George Eliot, this book asks why the epistolary novel disappeared, how the book review emerged, why eighteenth-century abridgers designed their books for women while Victorian publishers marketed them to men, and how editors' reproduction of old texts has shaped authors' production of new ones. This innovative study will change the way we think not just about the history of reading, but about the genealogy of the canon wars, the future of intellectual property, and the role that anthologies play in our own classrooms.
 

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Table des matières

Introduction
1
Richardsons economies of scale
13
Writing against the moment
15
Meaning and gaping
27
Copy in other Hands
35
The invisible hand
42
Scott and the literaryhistorical novel
48
Cultures of the commonplace
67
Ferriers secondhand sentiments
99
George Eliot and the production of consumers
105
Reading against the plot
107
Women of maxims
119
Outside sayings and doings
128
The ethics of the review
137
The business of the novel
149
Notes
157

Knoxs scissordoings
70
Bowdlers private public
77
Radcliffes uncommon readers
90

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À propos de l'auteur (2003)

Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University.

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