RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42980142 LA English T1 The anthology and the rise of the novel : from Richardson to George Eliot A1 Price, Leah., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge [England]; New York YR 2000 SN 0521782082 9780521782081 AB "The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel brings together two traditionally antagonistic fields, book history and narrative theory, to challenge established theories of "the rise of the novel." Leah Price shows that far from leveling class or gender distinctions, as has long been claimed, the novel has consistently located them within its own audience. Shedding new light on Richardson and Radcliffe, Scott and George Eliot, this book asks why the epistolary novel disappeared, how the book review emerged, why eighteenth-century abridgers marketed their books to women while Victorian publishers repackaged them for men, and how editors' reproduction of old texts has shaped authors' production of new ones. This book will change the way we think not just about the history of reading, but about the genealogy of the canon wars, the future of intellectual property, and the role that anthologies play in our own classrooms."--Jacket.