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Samuel Richardson in Context

Samuel Richardson in Context

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Thomas Keymer, Peter Sabor, Louise Curran, Hilary Havens, Mary Helen McMurran, Sören Hammerschmidt, Brian Corman, Albert J. Rivero, Ian Gadd, Norbert Schürer, Betty A. Schellenberg, Catherine Ingrassia, Christopher Flint, Pat Rogers, Eve Tavor Bannet, April London, Margaret Anne Doody, Joe Bray, Bonnie Latimer, Carol Percy, Markman Ellis, Lynn Shepherd, Darryl P. Domingo, Simon Dickie, Edward Copeland, Simon Stern, Toni Bowers, Kathleen M. Oliver, James Grantham Turner, Heather Meek, Peter Walmsley, Linda Bree, Katherine Binhammer, E. Derek Taylor, Karen Lipsedge, Howard D. Weinbrot, Lisa O'Connell
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107150126

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  • Since the publication of his novel Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded in 1740, Samuel Richardson's place in the English literary tradition has been secured. But how can that place best be described? Over the three centuries since embarking on his printing career the 'divine' novelist has been variously understood as moral crusader, advocate for women, pioneer of the realist novel and print innovator. Situating Richardson's work within these social, intellectual and material contexts, this new volume of essays identifies his centrality to the emergence of the novel, the self-help book, and the idea of the professional author, as well as his influence on the development of the modern English language, the capitalist economy, and gendered, medicalized, urban, and national identities. This book enables a fuller understanding and appreciation of Richardson's life, work and legacy, and points the way for future studies of one of English literature's most celebrated novelists.

    • Explores the life and works of Samuel Richardson in their historical, cultural and intellectual contexts
    • Offers a new account of the writer's place in eighteenth-century print culture and social interactions in concise and approachable form
    • Provides a chronology, illustrations and further reading for a fuller understanding of Richardson's life and works
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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107150126
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Life and Works:
    1. Portraying the life Thomas Keymer
    2. Publication history Peter Sabor
    3. Correspondence Louise Curran
    Part II. Critical Fortunes:
    4. Editions Hilary Havens
    5. Contemporary transnational reception Mary Helen McMurran
    6. Reputation Sören Hammerschmidt
    7. Critical reception to 1900 Brian Corman
    8. Critical reception since 1900 Albert J. Rivero
    Part III. The Print Trade:
    9. The Stationers' Company Ian Gadd
    10. Transnational print trade relations Norbert Schürer
    11. Authorship Betty A. Schellenberg
    12. The literary marketplace Catherine Ingrassia
    Part IV. The Book and its Readers:
    13. The material book Christopher Flint
    14. Editing Pat Rogers
    15. Reading and readers Eve Tavor Bannet
    Part V. Literary Genres and the Arts:
    16. The novel April London
    17. Fables and fairy-tales Margaret Anne Doody
    18. Letters Joe Bray
    19. Educational writing Bonnie Latimer
    20. The English language Carol Percy
    21. Salon culture and conversation Markman Ellis
    22. Visual arts Lynn Shepherd
    23. Theatre and drama Darryl P. Domingo
    24. Humour Simon Dickie
    Part VI. Social Structures and Social Life:
    25. Money and economics Edward Copeland
    26. The law Simon Stern
    27. Family Toni Bowers
    28. Gender Kathleen M. Oliver
    29. Sexuality James Grantham Turner
    30. Medicine and health Heather Meek
    31. Death and mourning culture Peter Walmsley
    32. London Linda Bree
    33. Sentiment and sensibility Katherine Binhammer
    34. Religion E. Derek Taylor
    35. Social hierarchy and social mobility Karen Lipsedge
    36. Politics Howard D. Weinbrot
    37. Nationalism Lisa O'Connell.

  • Editors

    Peter Sabor, McGill University, Montréal
    Peter Sabor holds the Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies at McGill University, Montréal, where he is Director of the Burney Centre. His publications include, as co-author, Pamela in the Marketplace (Cambridge, 2005) and, as editor, Juvenilia in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen (Cambridge, 2006), The Cambridge Companion to Emma (Cambridge, 2015), and The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson with Lady Bradshaigh and Lady Echlin (3 vols., Cambridge, 2016).

    Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
    Betty A. Schellenberg is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Her publications include Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture (Cambridge, 2016), an edition of Samuel Richardson's Correspondence Primarily on Sir Charles Grandison (1750–4) (Cambridge, 2015); The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge, 2005); Reconsidering the Bluestockings (2003, co-editor Nicole Pohl); and The Conversational Circle: Rereading the English Novel, 1740–75 (1996).

    Contributors

    Thomas Keymer, Peter Sabor, Louise Curran, Hilary Havens, Mary Helen McMurran, Sören Hammerschmidt, Brian Corman, Albert J. Rivero, Ian Gadd, Norbert Schürer, Betty A. Schellenberg, Catherine Ingrassia, Christopher Flint, Pat Rogers, Eve Tavor Bannet, April London, Margaret Anne Doody, Joe Bray, Bonnie Latimer, Carol Percy, Markman Ellis, Lynn Shepherd, Darryl P. Domingo, Simon Dickie, Edward Copeland, Simon Stern, Toni Bowers, Kathleen M. Oliver, James Grantham Turner, Heather Meek, Peter Walmsley, Linda Bree, Katherine Binhammer, E. Derek Taylor, Karen Lipsedge, Howard D. Weinbrot, Lisa O'Connell

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