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Title: Remaking Nineteenth-Century Novels for the Twentieth Century
Authors: Parry, Rosalind Aimee
Advisors: Nord, Deborah
Johnson, Claudia
Contributors: English Department
Keywords: book history
Subjects: English literature
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University
Abstract: Remaking Nineteenth-Century British Novels for the Twentieth Century is an account of how the twentieth-century common reader was gestured at, marketed to, and reinvented by the reprinted nineteenth-century novel. It reveals how nineteenth-century literary legacy was established and kept alive through illustrated editions, the publishers who commissioned them, the engravers who illustrated them, and the consumers who read them. This is a readerly, consumer-driven history of the nineteenth-century novel, with roots in book history, reception history, and canon theory. In particular, it focuses on three case studies: a 1929 edition of Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native with engravings by Clare Leighton, a 1943 edition of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre with woodblocks by Fritz Eichenberg, and a complete set of Jane Austen’s novels illustrated from 1957 to 1975 by Joan Hassall.
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Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)
Language: en
Appears in Collections:English

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