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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4. Romanticism—Great Britain. 5. Great Britain—Intellectual life—19th century. I. Title. Z1003.5.G7J33 2005 028%.9%094109034—dc22 2004024638 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.
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 ...
Historians are resourceful but the records are sketchy. An analysis of the number of books published based on the online records of the Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue and the Nineteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue indicates ...
But an alternative history of readers and reading would tend to dwell on characters and events that are not usually considered part of the public record and cast a di√erent light on ones that are.
(Annotated volumes circulated as enhanced copies, and borrowers sometimes asked permission to copy the notes into their own books; the flyleaf note recording such a source is quite common—for instance in Kemble's copy of John Horne ...
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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