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Theory and Practice of Text-Editing Essays in Honour of James T. Boulton

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ISBN-10: 0521027055

ISBN-13: 9780521027052

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ian Small, Marcus Walsh

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The modern published editions in which we read the great literary works of the distant and recent past almost invariably embody the work of a textual editor. Recent literary theory has called into question most of the assumptions on which the practice of textual editing has historically depended. This volume of essays, written by practicing textual editors and scholars, addresses the practical implications of these theoretical issues, taking a variety of texts as examples for the particular editorial problems they pose. The works of authors as various as Shakespeare and John Clare, Samuel Johnson and D. H. Lawrence, Milton and Oscar Wilde are invoked to demonstrate the practical basis of an…    
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List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.46" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Introduction: the theory and practice of text-editing
problems with multiple texts
Editing Johnson's Dictionary: some editorial and textual considerations
'Creeping into print': editing the letters of
Towards a mobile text
Rectifying Shakespeare's Errors: romance and farce in bardeditry
Victorian editors of As You Like It and the purposes of editing
Bentley our contemporary: or, editors, ancient and modern
The editor as annotator as ideal reader
publications 1951 1991