Bookish Histories

Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700–1900

  • Ina Ferris
  • Paul Keen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Towards a Bookish Literary History

  3. Reconfiguring Literary History

  4. Books in the Everyday

  5. Remapping the Literary Field

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 272-283

About this book


This ground-breaking collection of essays presents a new 'bookish' literary history, which situates questions about books at the intersection of a range of debates about the role of authors and readers, the organization of knowledge, the vogue for collecting, and the impact of overlapping technologies of writing and shifting generic boundaries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ina Ferris
    • 1
  • Paul Keen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityCanada

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