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About the Book

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'. 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-218) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.009
Library of Congress
PR851 .P74 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 224 p. ;
Number of pages
224

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL52335M
Internet Archive
anthologyrisenov00pric
ISBN 10
0521782082
LC Control Number
99059206
Library Thing
87775
Goodreads
2396375
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