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The Resource The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative : autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace, Sean Grass, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative : autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace, Sean Grass, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

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The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative : autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace
Title
The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative
Title remainder
autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace
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Sean Grass, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
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eng
Summary
"In the first half of the nineteenth century autobiography became, for the first time, an explicitly commercial genre. Drawing together quantitative data on the Victorian book markets, insights from the business ledgers of Victorian publishers and close readings of mid-century novels, Sean Grass demonstrates the close links between these genres and broader Victorian textual and material cultures. This book offers fresh perspectives on major works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins and Charles Reade, while also featuring archival research that reveals the volume, diversity, and marketability of Victorian autobiographical texts for the first time. Grass presents life-writing not as a stand-alone genre, but as an integral part of a broader movement of literary, cultural, legal and economic practices through which the Victorians transformed identity into a textual object of capitalist exchange"--
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1971-
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Grass, Sean
Dewey number
823/.709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR788.A9
LC item number
G73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
[121]
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  • English prose literature
  • Autobiography
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Autobiography
  • Capitalism and literature
  • English prose literature
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The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative : autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace, Sean Grass, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1122688997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 279 pages
Isbn
9781108484459
Lccn
2019040378
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1122688997
Label
The commodification of identity in Victorian narrative : autobiography, sensation, and the literary marketplace, Sean Grass, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
Publication
Copyright
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
1122688997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 279 pages
Isbn
9781108484459
Lccn
2019040378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122688997

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