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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The handsome Poetical Magazine of 1809–11, published by Ackermann, solicited original work by ''poets of every denomination and character,'' some of whom published under their own names, some anonymously or under pseudonyms.
One of his original ideas, dating from 1769, was to print sermons in a large font that looked like handwriting, to save clergymen the trouble of writing their own: his circulars promised discretion and o√ered the sermons either ...
More to the point, perhaps, for Trusler— and a more original argument than generally accompanied this point of view—was the fact that the poor could buy only cheap books, and cheap books diminished the profits and prestige of the ...
... in Kemble's copy of John Horne Tooke's notorious Diversions of Purley, where suppressed passages in the text are filled in on the au- thority of Kemble's friend Boaden's copy, itself corrected from Tooke's original manuscript.
original manuscript.) So Coleridge's panic, when he found he had acquired the reputation of being a bad person to lend books to, is understandable. He called on his acquaintances to counteract the calumny, citing several lost ...
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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