Commonplace Books And Reading In Georgian England by David Allan

Full Title: Commonplace Books And Reading In Georgian England
Author/Editor(s): David Allan (1964-)
ISBN: 0521115345, 9780521115346
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2010
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2010016387
Number of pages: 306 (xii, 306 pages)
Categories:
Books And Reading > England > History > 18th Century
Books And Reading > England > History > 19th Century
Commonplace-books > History
Great Britain > Social Life And Customs > 18th Century
Great Britain > Social Life And Customs > 19th Century


Content:
Machine generated contents note: 1. The problem with reading: history and theory in the culture of Georgian England; Part I. Origins: 2. 'Many sketches and scraps of sentiments': what is a commonplace book; 3. A very short history of commonplacing; 4. Commonplacing modernity: enlightenment and the necessity of note-taking; Part II. Form and Matter: 5. 'A sort of register or orderly collection of things: Locke and the organisation of wisdom; 6. The importance of being epigrammatic; 7. Manufacturing an encyclopaedia; Part III. Readers and Reading: 8. Critical autonomy and readership; 9. Dexterity and textuality: the experience of reading; Part IV. Ancient and Modern: 10. Sounding the muses' lyre: rhetoric and neo-classicism; 11. Invention and imitation: practising the art of composition; Part V. Texts and Tastes: 12. Taming the Bard: dramatic readings; 13. Commonplacing and the modern canon; Part VI. Anatomising the Self: 14. The selfish narrator; 15. Self-made news; 16. Reading excursions: on being transported; Envoi: 17. The rise of the novel and the fall of commonplacing: conjoined narratives; Bibliography; Index.
"This pioneering exploration of Georgian men and women's experiences as readers explores their use of commonplace books for recording favourite passages and reflecting upon what they had read, revealing forgotten aspects of their complicated relationship with the printed word. It shows how indebted English readers often remained to techniques for handling, absorbing and thinking about texts that were rooted in classical antiquity, in Renaissance humanism and in a substantially oral culture. It also reveals how a series of related assumptions about the nature and purpose of reading influenced the roles that literature played in English society in the ages of Addison, Johnson and Byron; how the habits and procedures required by commonplacing affected readers' tastes and so helped shape literary fashions; and how the experience of reading and responding to texts increasingly encouraged literate men and women to imagine themselves as members of a polite, responsible and critically aware public"
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V39.4971-1-2610779
Other ID: 535491159(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: Z1003.5.G7 A48 2010
Dewey Decimal: 028/.094209033
Released Date: 20101228

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APA Style:
Allan, D. (2010). Commonplace Books And Reading In Georgian England. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Allan, David. Commonplace Books And Reading In Georgian England. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

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Allan, David. Commonplace Books And Reading In Georgian England. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.