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Impossible History and the Politics of Life

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes the process of subjective organization in the illuminated books of William Blake, focusing on The Book of Urizen, The Book of Ahania and The Book of Los. It examines the ... More


Readers and Reading Practices

Stephen Colclough

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores reading diaries to illustrate the bibliographic world in which individual readers encountered novels. From the recording of a baffled enjoyment of Tristram Shandy, through the ... More


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