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Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain

Michelle Levy


Although we have more literary manuscripts from the Romantic period than for any previous period, these manuscripts have been consulted chiefly for the textual evidence they provide. This book begins the work of unearthing the alternative histories manuscripts tell us about British Romantic literary culture: describing the practices by which they were written, shared, altered and preserved; exploring the functions they served as instruments of expression and sociability; and explicating the migration of texts between the copying technologies of script and print. Deploying a range of methodolog ... More

Keywords: Manuscript Culture, Print Culture, Book History, Quantitative methods, Authorship, Audience, Literary Manuscripts, Textual Scholarship, Digital Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474457064
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Levy, author