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Dickens's Originality: Serial Fiction, Celebrity, and The Pickwick Papers

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delineates the place of Dickens's serial fiction in the early Victorian literary field by charting the history of the critical reception of Dickens's first serial novel and his emergence ... More


The Practice and Poetics of Serial Fiction

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

No less significant than Sterne's experiments with the material resources of print technology were his use of, and play on, a commercial innovation that had been fuelling book-trade expansion since ... More


Serializing a Self

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Illusions of proleptic parody in Sterne always derive, on inspection, from his conscious parody of existing texts or trends, and so it is with his anticipation of the hazards and pitfalls of ... More


‘The dinner was indeed quiet’: Domestic Parties in the Work of Joseph Conrad

Susan Jones

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘“The dinner was indeed quiet”: Domestic Parties in the Work of Joseph Conrad’, Susan Jones offers a reading which relates the gender and post-colonial politics of parties in three texts written ... More


INTRODUCTION

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the general subject of the book and illustrates Gibbon's evolving relationship with his reader by analysing changes in the footnotes to The Decline and Fall as it ... More


Charles Dickens: The Novelist as Public Figure

Lyn Pykett

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Charles Dickens as public man of letters. It explores the centrality of serial publication in the circulation and popularity of his work, and the role that drama and the stage ... More


Introduction: Livres de chansons

Kate van Orden

in Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199360642
eISBN:
9780199360666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360642.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with a series of bibliographic basics that define the particular forms in which music was printed, with special attention to partbooks, choirbooks, oblong formats, ... More


Remembering in Stages: Nabokov’s Speak, Memory

Alex Zwerdling

in The Rise of the Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Nabokov’s memoir was written and rewritten over half his adult life, first as a series of essays published serially, then as a book called Conclusive Evidence, finally as a radically revised ... More


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