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Richardson, Barbauld, and the Construction of an Early Modern Fan Club

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ISBN-10: 3844394044

ISBN-13: 9783844394047

Edition: N/A

Authors: Annie Watkins

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Much has been written about the life and long works of the eighteenth century epistolary novelist, Samuel Richardson, but the prospect of his position as the first celebrity novelist - responsible for courting his own fame as well as initiating his own fan club - has largely been ignored. This book aims to show how his manuscript letters were turned into asaleable commodity by the publisher and entrepreneurRichard Phillips, while under the guiding hand ofanother, slightly later, literary celebrity, AnnaLaetitia Barbauld. Barbauld's capacious, but heavilyedited selection of letters is analyzed here, providing ample evidence that Richardson'scorrespondents were more than just eager letter…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English