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The Resource Distraction : problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature, Natalie M. Phillips

Distraction : problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature, Natalie M. Phillips

Label
Distraction : problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature
Title
Distraction
Title remainder
problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature
Statement of responsibility
Natalie M. Phillips
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early novel reading typically conjures images of rapt readers in quiet rooms, but commentators at the time described reading as a fraught activity, one occurring amidst a distracting cacophony that included sloshing chamber pots and wailing street vendors. Auditory distractions were compounded by literary ones as falling paper costs led to an explosion of print material, forcing prose fiction to compete with a dizzying array of essays, poems, sermons, and histories. In Distraction, Natalie M. Phillips argues that prominent Enlightenment authors-from Jane Austen and William Godwin to Eliza Haywood and Samuel Johnson-were deeply engaged with debates about the wandering mind, even if they were not equally concerned about the problem of distractibility. Phillips explains that some novelists in the 1700s-viewing distraction as a dangerous wandering from singular attention that could lead to sin or even madness-attempted to reform diverted readers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Natalie M
Dewey number
820.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.P75
LC item number
P47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Psychology and literature
  • Distraction (Psychology)
  • Cognition in literature
  • Interest (Psychology)
  • Enlightenment
  • Cognition in literature
  • Distraction (Psychology)
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Interest (Psychology)
  • Psychology and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Distraction : problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature, Natalie M. Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
926105949
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781421420127
Lccn
2015035552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926105949
Label
Distraction : problems of attention in eighteenth-century literature, Natalie M. Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
926105949
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9781421420127
Lccn
2015035552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926105949

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