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The Resource The afterlife of character, 1726-1825, David A. Brewer

The afterlife of character, 1726-1825, David A. Brewer

Label
The afterlife of character, 1726-1825
Title
The afterlife of character, 1726-1825
Statement of responsibility
David A. Brewer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825 reconstructs how eighteenth-century British readers invented further adventures for beloved characters, including Gulliver, Falstaff, Pamela, and Tristram Shandy. Far from being close-ended and self-contained, the novels and plays in which these characters first appeared were treated by many as merely a starting point, a collective reference perpetually inviting augmentation through an astonishing wealth of unauthorized sequels. Characters became an inexhaustible form of common property, despite their patent authorship. Readers endowed them with value, knowing all the while that others were doing the same and so were collectively forging a new mode of virtual community."
  • "In its innovative methodology and its unprecedented attention to the productive interplay between the audience, the book as a material artifact, and the text as an immaterial entity, The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825 offers a new approach to eighteenth-century studies, the history of the book, and the very idea of character itself."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brewer, David A.
Dewey number
820.9/27/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR448.C52
LC item number
B74 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • Authors and readers
  • Authors and readers
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Sequels (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors and readers
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual property
  • Sequels (Literature)
  • Great Britain
  • Schrijvers
  • Lezers
  • Intellectueel eigendom
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Literatur
  • Literarische Gestalt
  • Fortleben
  • Rezeption
  • Großbritannien
  • Leser
  • Englisch
Label
The afterlife of character, 1726-1825, David A. Brewer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) 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
Cottagers upon the textual commons, an introduction. The invention of the fictional archive -- Visualization, theatricality, fame -- Character migration, detachability, old friends -- Lewd engraftments and the Richardsonian Coterie public -- Shandyism and the club of true feelers -- Soctt's parental interest, an afterword
Control code
759158232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201437
Lccn
2004061217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g69p
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158232
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The afterlife of character, 1726-1825, David A. Brewer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) 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
Cottagers upon the textual commons, an introduction. The invention of the fictional archive -- Visualization, theatricality, fame -- Character migration, detachability, old friends -- Lewd engraftments and the Richardsonian Coterie public -- Shandyism and the club of true feelers -- Soctt's parental interest, an afterword
Control code
759158232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201437
Lccn
2004061217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35g69p
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158232
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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