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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... work of educators, lawyers, and publishers; in the first chapter, therefore, while stopping short of actual professional paperwork, I confront the sort of workaday routine use that is usually taken for granted and ignored.
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.
If you were penniless, you could still see your work in print, for all the newspapers and magazines printed contributions from readers, though usually anonymously and without pay. Southey's advice to a young poet in 1808 was to start ...
There must have been swarms of men and women of this order investing capital and energy in the growth area of publishing. Henry Lemoine (1756–1812) is a good ex- ample. He is usually described as a London eccentric; that was certainly ...
With annotating readers in mind it may be worth pointing out one practical way in which the market accommodated them—by providing space to write in. Here we have usually to do with traditions maintained, not with innovations.
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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