Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain Hardback
Part of the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism series
A study of the production and circulation of literary manuscripts in Romantic-era Britain Offers a detailed examination of the practices of literary manuscript culture, particularly the production, circulation and preservation of manuscriptsDemonstrates how literary manuscript culture co-evolved with print culture, in a nuanced study of the interactions between the two mediaExamines the changing cultural attitudes towards literary manuscripts, and how these changes affected practices and valuesSurveys the impact of digital media on our access to and understanding of historical manuscripts This book examines how manuscript practices interacted with an expanding print marketplace to nurture and transform the period's literary culture.
It unearths the alternative histories manuscripts tell us about British Romantic literary culture, describing the practices by which handwritten documents were written, shared, altered and preserved, and explores the functions they served as instruments of expression and sociability.
By demonstrating how literary manuscript culture co-evolved with print culture, this study illuminates the complex entanglements between the media of script and print.
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- Pages:288 pages, 10 B/W illustrations 17 colour illustrations
- Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date:31/03/2020