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The Resource Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835, Katherine D. Harris

Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835, Katherine D. Harris

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Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835
Title
Forget me not
Title remainder
the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835
Statement of responsibility
Katherine D. Harris
Title variation
Rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835
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Language
eng
Summary
"By November 1822, the British reading public had already voraciously consumed both Walter Scott's expensive novels and Rudolf Ackermann's exquisite lithographs. The next decade, referred to by some scholars as dormant and unproductive, is in fact bursting with Forget Me Nots, Friendship's Offerings, Keepsakes, and Literary Souvenirs. By wrapping literature, poetry, and art into an alluring package, editors and publishers saturated the market with a new, popular, and best-selling genre, the literary annual. In Forget Me Not, Katherine D. Harris assesses the phenomenal rise of the annual and its origins in other English, German, and French literary forms as well as its social influence on women, its redefinition of the feminine, and its effects on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century print culture. Harris adopts an interdisciplinary approach that uses textual and social contexts to explore a forum of subversive femininity, where warfare and the masculine hero were not celebrated. Initially published in diminutive, decoratively bound volumes filled with engravings of popularly recognized artwork and "sentimental" poetry and prose, the annuals attracted a primarily middle-class female readership. The annuals were released each November, making them an ideal Christmas gift, lover's present, or token of friendship. Selling more than 100,000 copies during each holiday season, the annuals were accused of causing an epidemic and inspiring an "unmasculine and unbawdy age" that lasted through 1860 and lingered in derivative forms until the early twentieth century in both the United States and Europe. The annual thrived in the 1820s and after despite --or perhaps because of--its "feminine" writing and beautiful form"--
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Harris, Katherine D
Dewey number
820.8/007
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1143
LC item number
.H27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series in Victorian studies
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  • English literature
  • Gift books
  • Femininity in literature
  • Art, Victorian
  • Women and literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Art, Victorian
  • English literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Gift books
  • Women and literature
  • England
  • Great Britain
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Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835, Katherine D. Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
895302197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 395 pages
Isbn
9780821421369
Lccn
2015001037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)895302197
Label
Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835, Katherine D. Harris
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
895302197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 395 pages
Isbn
9780821421369
Lccn
2015001037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)895302197

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