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Literary History Writing, 1770–1820

  • Authors
  • April London

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. April London
      Pages 1-8
  3. Writing and Rewriting Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-11
    2. April London
      Pages 13-26
  4. Literary History and Books

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. April London
      Pages 49-58
    3. April London
      Pages 59-80
  5. Isaac D’Israeli and Literary History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-83
    2. April London
      Pages 85-96
    3. April London
      Pages 97-110
  6. The Genres of Literary History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. April London
      Pages 113-133
    3. April London
      Pages 134-156
  7. Conclusion

    1. April London
      Pages 157-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-225

About this book

Introduction

This investigation of literary history writing between 1770 and 1820 identifies the mode's distinction from canon formation as central to its cultural vitality. Using secret history, memoir and the novel, amongst other sources, it invites a re-thinking of literary history's place in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century print culture.

Keywords

culture history of literature novel structure

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