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‘Coming Face to Face with Multitudes’: The Public Readings

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which the feelings of ‘personal’ communication or the experience of community that Dickens sought to create between himself and his audience through public readings ... More


Dickens and Mass Culture

Juliet John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

That the idea of Dickens and the adjective ‘Dickensian’ continue to have a cultural resonance which extends beyond the book‐buying public almost two centuries after Dickens's birth is testimony to ... More


“WHAT THE WAVES WERE ALWAYS SAYING”: Voices, Volumes, Dombey and Son

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Charles Dickens's anguish about writing Dombey and Son, his own need to satisfy his increasingly stringent standards of expression in fiction, is reflected in the novel's preoccupation with the ... More


Books and Reading Latin Poetry

Holt N. Parker

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes how the Romans enjoyed literature in four ways: in recitations, as entertainments at convivia, through professional lectors, and by private reading. It evaluates the ... More


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