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Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834

Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834

Author: James Treadwell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The word 'autobiography' is a late 18th century coinage; yet by 1826 it was used as the title for a multi-volume anthology of self-writing, and in 1834 Thomas Carlyle wrote of 'these autobiographical times of ours'. This text provides a study of the phenomenon, examining both the conditions and the practice of autobiographical writing.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Treadwell, James, 1968-
Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005297651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Treadwell
ISBN: 9780191532368 0191532363 0199262977 9780199262977
OCLC Number: 191093909
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The rise of 'autobiography' --
The case of Rousseau --
Autobiography and the literary public sphere --
Autobiography and publication --
'Biographia literaria' --
Autobiographical transactions --
'Childe Harold' canto III --
Responsibility: James Treadwell.
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A closely reasoned book. * Elizabeth Helsinger, Studies in English Literature *

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