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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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Author
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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 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • 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
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: British Ingenuity from German Invention- The Legacy of Rudolph Ackermann -- 2: A Family History of Albums, Anthologies, Almanacs, and Emblems -- 3: The First Generation's Success- Forget Me Not, Friendship's Offering, and The Literary Souvenir -- 4: Second-Generation Annuals- A Ballroom Filled with Debutants and Comedians, The Keepsake and The Comic Annual -- 5: The Artistic Influence of the Annual's Engraving "Copyists" -- 6: Accumulating Profits or Constructing Taste- Editorial Control of the Literary Annuals -- 7: Feminizing the Textual Body- Women and Their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth-Century Britain -- Conclusion: The Literary Annual's Evolution from Nineteenth-Century Gothic to Twentieth-Century Homage -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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912422522
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1 online resource (xiv, 395 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780821445204
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • 2077273
  • 22573/ctt1rbwj3p
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912422522
Label
Forget me not : the rise of the British literary annual, 1823-1835, Katherine D. Harris
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: British Ingenuity from German Invention- The Legacy of Rudolph Ackermann -- 2: A Family History of Albums, Anthologies, Almanacs, and Emblems -- 3: The First Generation's Success- Forget Me Not, Friendship's Offering, and The Literary Souvenir -- 4: Second-Generation Annuals- A Ballroom Filled with Debutants and Comedians, The Keepsake and The Comic Annual -- 5: The Artistic Influence of the Annual's Engraving "Copyists" -- 6: Accumulating Profits or Constructing Taste- Editorial Control of the Literary Annuals -- 7: Feminizing the Textual Body- Women and Their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth-Century Britain -- Conclusion: The Literary Annual's Evolution from Nineteenth-Century Gothic to Twentieth-Century Homage -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
912422522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 395 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445204
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2077273
  • 22573/ctt1rbwj3p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912422522

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