Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia
When readers jot down notes in their books, they reveal something of themselves—what they believe, what amuses or annoys them, what they have read before. But a close examination of marginalia also discloses diverse and fascinating details about the time in which they are written. This book explores reading practices in the Romantic Age through an analysis of some 2,000 books annotated by British readers between 1790 and 1830.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jackson, H. J. Romantic readers : the evidence of marginalia / H. J. Jackson. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-300-10785-4 (cloth : alk. paper) 1.
... The Sorrows of Yamba 36 9 Regulations of Fellows's Circulating Library, Salisbury, 1800 46 10 ''The Library of the Royal Institution,'' from Ackermann's Microcosm of London (1808–10) 48 11 The drawing-room of Miss Richardson Currer ...
At the core of it is a set of roughly 400 books in the British Library and 200 in other collections, ... These books I consider especially valuable precisely because they were not acquired by the libraries they are now in on account of ...
In every library visited on behalf of this project the sta√ assisted me in professional and super-professional ways, but I must single out a few individuals who were exceptionally helpful: John Hop- son, Archivist at the British ...
Victoria College in Toronto; Stephen Wagner at the Pforzheimer Collection in the New York Public Library; Gina Douglas, at the Linnean Society; and Maggie Powell at the Lewis Walpole Library in Farming- ton, Connecticut.
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In this follow-up to her magisterial Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books , Jackson (English, Univ. of Toronto) focuses on annotations that were made in books during the Romantic Age--that exciting ... Read full review