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The author's effects : on writer's house museums

Author: Nicola J Watson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A fascinating account of the emergence of the writer's house museum over the course of the nineteenth century in Britain, Europe, and North America. It considers the museum as a cultural form and asks why it appeared and how it has constructed authorial afterlife for readers individually and collectively.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1105321255
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola J Watson
ISBN: 9780192586827 0192586823 9780192586834 0192586831
OCLC Number: 1137815929
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction1: Remains: Burns' skull and Keats' hair2: Bodies: Petrarch's cat and Poe's Raven3: Clothing: Bronte's bonnet and Dickinson's dress4: Furniture: Shakespeare's chair and Austen's desk5: Household Effects: Johnson's coffee-pot and Twain's effigy6: Glass: Woolf's spectacles and Freud's mirror7: Outhouses: Thoreau's cabin and Dumas' prison8: Enchanted Ground: Scott's Abbotsford, Irving's Sunnyside, Shakespeare's New Place9: Exit through the Gift-shop
Responsibility: Nicola J. Watson.

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