The economy of character : novels, market culture, and the business of inner meaning /
|Published:||Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.|
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|Main Author:||Lynch, Deidre.|
At the start of the eighteenth century, talk of literary "characters" referred as much to letters and typefaces as it did to persons in books. Yet by the nineteenth century, characters had become the equals of their readers, friends with whom readers might spend time and empathize.
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|Physical Description:||xiii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-307) and index.|
|ISBN:||0226498190 (cloth : alk. paper)|
0226498204 (pbk. : alk. paper)