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Dear reader : the conscripted audience in nineteenth-century British fiction

Author: Garrett Stewart
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume intercepts two tendencies in the recent criticism of fiction: the blanket audience determinations of ideological critique and the thinness of historicizing discourse analysis when  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, Garrett.
Dear reader.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605502343
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Stewart
ISBN: 080185282X 9780801852824 0801852838 9780801852831
OCLC Number: 33948234
Description: viii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Readers in the making --
On terms with the reader: the interpolated audience --
Reflex action: the extrapolated audience --
"Whomsoever it may concern": Austen's open letters to the reader --
In the absence of audience: of reading and dread in Mary Shelley --
In "Dearing" the reader: popular fiction, 1814-1918 --
Telling time: reading round the Dickensian clock --
On Abymes: the regress of reception in Collins and late Dickens --
"Oh, romantic reader": relays of desire in Wuthering heights, Jane Eyre, and Villette --
The book of the world: Thackeray to Meredith to Hardy --
Mordecai's consumption: afterlives of interpretation in Daniel Deronda --
Grubbing for readers at the Fin de Siecle --
The Gothic of reading: Wilde, du Maurier, Stevenson, Stoker.
Responsibility: Garrett Stewart.
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