Telling time : clocks, diaries, and English diurnal form, 1660-1785 (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Telling time : clocks, diaries, and English diurnal form, 1660-1785

Author: Stuart Sherman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Telling Time, Stuart Sherman argues that innovations in prose emerged with this technological breakthrough, enabling authors to recount the new kind of time by which England was learning to live and work.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Sherman
ISBN: 0226752771 9780226752778 0226752763 9780226752761
OCLC Number: 34730190
Awards: Winner of American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 1997
Description: xv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Tick, Tick, Tick: Chronometric Innovation and Prose Form --
2. "In The Fullness of Time": Pepys and His Predecessors --
3. "With My Minute Wach in My Hand": The Diary as Time Keeper --
4. "To Print My Self Out": Correspondence and Containment in the Spectator and Its Predecessors --
5. Travel Writing and the Dialectic of Diurnal Form --
6. Diurnal Dialectic in the Western Islands --
7. Defoe and Burney: The Unmaking of the Diurnal in the Making of the Novel.
Responsibility: Stuart Sherman.
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