Dear reader : the conscripted audience in nineteenth-century British fiction / Garrett Stewart

Author(s): Stewart, Garrett
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Subjects: English fiction--19th century--History and criticism
Authors and readers--Great Britain--History--19th century
Reader-response criticism
Point of view (Literature)
Narration (Rhetoric)
Fiction--Technique
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Ch. 1. Readers in the Making 3
Ch. 2. On Terms with the Readers: The Interpolated Audience 25
Ch. 3. Reflex Action: The Extrapolated Audience 55
Ch. 4. "Whomsoever It May Concern": Austen's Open Letters to the Reader 89
Ch. 5. In the Absence of Audience: Of Reading and Dread in Mary Shelley 113
Ch. 6. In "Dearing" the Reader: Popular Fiction, 1814-1918 133
Ch. 7. Telling Time: Reading Round the Dickensian Clock 173
Ch. 8. On Abymes: The Regress of Reception in Collins and Late Dickens 213
Ch. 9. "Oh, Romantic Reader": Relays of Desire in Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Villette 235
Ch. 10. The Book of the World: Thackeray to Meredith to Hardy 275
Ch. 11. Mordecai's Consumption: Afterlives of Interpretation in Daniel Deronda 301
Ch. 12. Grubbing for Readers at the Fin de Siecle 329
Ch. 13. The Gothic of Reading: Wilde, du Maurier, Stevenson, Stoker 343
Afterword: Caveat Lector 393
Notes 401
Index 447
Notes: LCCN: 95052372
ISBN: 080185282X (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801852838 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: viii, 454 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 33948234
ISBN/ISSN: 080185282X
0801852838

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