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Plagiarizing the Victorian novel : imitation, parody, aftertext

Author: Adam Abraham
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 118.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can we tell plagiarism from an allusion? How does imitation differ from parody? Where is the line between copyright infringement and homage? Questions of intellectual property have been vexed long before our own age of online piracy. In Victorian Britain, enterprising authors tested the limits of literary ownership by generating plagiaristic publications based on leading writers of the day. Adam Abraham  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Abraham
ISBN: 9781108493079 1108493076
OCLC Number: 1112370963
Description: ix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Pickwick phenomenon --
Charles Dickens and the pseudo-Dickens industry --
Parody, or, the art of writing Edward Bulwer Lytton --
Thackeray versus Bulwer versus Bulwer: parody and appropriation --
Being George Eliot: imitation, imposture, and identity --
Postscript, posthumous papers, aftertexts.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 118.
Responsibility: Adam Abraham, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Explores the notion of plagiarism in Victorian fiction and how many writers of this period stole, altered or parodied the characters and plots of previous texts. This book will appeal to students and  Read more...

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