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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... miscellaneous crowd of examples into order, and function o√ered more common ground than genre or chronology. ... readers wrote di√erent kinds of notes in books of the same kind: a classical author, for example, might inspire one ...
The iron Stanhope Press first constructed in 1800 did not significantly increase the rate of production, which awaited the application of steam-power—the pioneering example being that of The Times in 1814, with improvements in 1828.
In 1796, for example, the Monthly Magazine was paying Southey five guineas a sheet, but before long he was getting seven pounds from the Annual Review. In 1807 he heard from Scott that the Edinburgh was paying ten guineas a sheet.
Taking his cue from commercial directories, Maxted distinguishes between primary and secondary trades: in London in 1817, for example, he counts 176 printers of whom 31 also counted themselves publishers, and 335 booksellers doubling as ...
Thomas Wilson in Bromley, for example, advertised for sale novels, songs, encyclopedias, volumes of travels, almanacs, magazines, children's stories, practical guides, and mildly erotic fictions ...
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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