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Privacy and print : reading and writing in seventeenth-century England

Author: Cecile M Jagodzinski
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999.
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A midst the other religious, political, and technological changes in seventeenth-century England, the ready availability of printed books was the most significant sign of the disappearance of old ways of thinking. The ability to read granted new independence as the interactions among reader, text, and author moved from the public forums of church and court to the privacy and solitude of the home.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jagodzinski, Cecile M., 1951-
Privacy and print.
Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecile M Jagodzinski
ISBN: 0813918391 9780813918396
OCLC Number: 39391281
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.
Description: 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading and the creation of the (Protestant) private spirit --
Authoring the private self: reading in seventeenth-century conversion narratives --
"Extasies in letters": reading personal letters in print --
Margaret Cavendish and the virtues of publication --
Discovery, pornography, and the novel: Aphra Behn's Love-letters between a nobleman and his sister.
Responsibility: Cecile M. Jagodzinski.
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This work proposes that the emergence of the concept of privacy as a personal right, as the very core of individuality, is connected in a complex fashion with the history of reading. The author  Read more...


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