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The secret life of things : animals, objects, and it-narratives in eighteenth-century England

Author: Mark Blackwell
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, [2014] ©2007
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Blackwell
ISBN: 9781611485578 1611485576
OCLC Number: 896741861
Description: 365 pages, 3 unnumbered pates of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The stories things tell --
The spirit of things / Barbara M. Benedict --
The rape of the lock as still life / Jonathan Lamb --
Personal effects and sentimental fictions / Deidre Lynch --
Suffering things: lapdogs, slaves, and counter-sensibility / Markman Ellis --
Approaching it-narratives --
It-narrators and circulation: defining a subgenre / Liz Bellamy --
Britannia's rule and the it-narrator / Aileen Douglas --
Speaking objects: the circulation of stories in eighteenth-century prose fiction / Christopher Flint --
Hackwork: it-narratives and iteration / Mark Blackwell --
Occupying works: animated objects and literary property / Hilary Jane Englert --
Circulating anti-Semitism: Charles Johnstone's Chrysal / Ann Louise Kibbie --
Corkscrews and courtesans: sex and death in circulation novels / Bonnie Blackwell --
It-narratives: fictional point of view and constructing the middle class / Nicholas Hudson --
It-narratives in transition --
The moral ends of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century object narratives / Lynn Festa --
Discreet jewels: Victorian diamond narratives and the problem of sentimental value / John Plotz.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Blackwell.
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