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Literature, print culture, and media technologies, 1880-1900 : many inventions

Author: Richard Menke
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From telephones and transoceanic telegraphy to typewriters and phonographs, the era of Bell and Edison brought an array of wondrous new technologies for recording and communication. At the same time, print was becoming a mass medium, as works from newspapers to novels exploited new markets and innovations in publishing to address expanded readerships. Amid the accelerated movements of inventions and language,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Menke
ISBN: 9781108492942 1108492940 9781108730174 1108730175
OCLC Number: 1121104334
Description: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : inventing media and their meanings --
A message on all channels : the unification of humanity --
Fictions of the Victorian telephone : the medium is the media --
New media, new journalism, new grub street : unsanctified typography --
The sinking of the triple decker : format wars --
Writers of books : the unmediated novel --
Words fail: occulting media into information --
A Connecticut Yankee's media wars: from orality to obliteracy --
After words : the end of the book.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 119.
Responsibility: Richard Menke (University of Georgia).

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Richard Menke links media innovation to imaginative literature, making the case for writers from Whitman to Twain, Kipling to Bram Stoker and Marie Corelli as the era's media theorists. This book  Read more...

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