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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To them I added about 500 with notes by named but minor figures, many of them antiquarians, collectors, scholars, and editors who had been influential in their time and were considered important for some time after, people like the Duke ...
This spectacular number, constantly repeated, rests on what the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) refers to as ''a sixpenny tract, adding little.'' Did the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts, established by Hannah More ...
of the Sloane, Harleian, and Cottonian collections and the library of George III would be added in 1823, the trustees were still in the process of building up a national collection through purchases and bequests.
As far as I can see, Burney's original contribution to his working library, apart, that is, from sporadic e√orts to copy materials from one book into another, was his habit of adding to classical texts parallel passages from major ...
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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