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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For reasons that will become apparent in the course of this book, the period presents, through marginalia, a particularly rich record of readers' engagement with their books. Romantic Readers is therefore in the first place an empirical ...
The attack upon the present order of things will go on; and, unfortunately, the gentlemen of the people have a strong case against the House of Commons and the borough- mongers, as they call them. I think all wise men should begin to ...
Ω As a schoolboy, Coleridge by his own account made ''more than forty transcriptions'' of the complete text of the Sonnets of William Lisle Bowles ''as the best presents I could o√er to those, who had in any way won my regard.
Trusler presents his as ''a life of error'' (4) and a warning to others, but he also o√ers a how-to guide to worldly success and longevity. The first volume did. fig. 5 Henry Lemoine: frontispiece to the Wonderful Museum, vol.
... analysis of minerals, and again from lectures toward the end when he spoke about particular minerals; perhaps the student switched to another method of note-taking in between, or perhaps he was present at only two or three lectures.
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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