Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Dickens, Balzac and the Language of the Walls

  • Authors
  • Sara Thornton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sara Thornton
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sara Thornton
    Pages 172-173
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 174-214

About this book


From 1830 to 1870 advertising brought in its wake a new understanding of how the subject read and how language operated. Sara Thornton presents a crucial moment in print culture, the early recognition of what we now call a 'virtual' world, and proposes new readings of key texts by Dickens and Balzac.


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