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Marginalia : readers writing in books

Author: H J Jackson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Based on a study of thousands of books annotated in the margins by readers both famous and obscure over the last three centuries, this book reveals the intensity of emotion that characterizes the process of reading. Contains 11 illustrations facsimiles.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H J Jackson
ISBN: 0300088167 9780300088168 0300097204 9780300097207
OCLC Number: 44728282
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2001
Description: 364 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Physical features --
History --
Motives for marginalia --
Object lessons --
Two profiles --
Books for fanatics --
Poetics --
Book use or book abuse.
Responsibility: H.J. Jackson.
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An examination of the phenomenon of marginalia - the notes written in margins. H.J. Jackson surveys an extraordinary range of annotated books to explore the history of marginalia, the forms they  Read more...


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"A lucid and lively foray into the history of reading. Attacking a formidably long period and a remarkably wide range of materials, H.J. Jackson sheds new light on literary and intellectual history Read more...

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