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Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age

Andrew Piper

Abstract

At the turn of the nineteenth century, publishing houses in London, New York, Paris, Stuttgart, and Berlin produced books in ever greater numbers. But it was not just the advent of mass printing that created the era's “bookish” culture. According to this book, romantic writing and romantic writers played a crucial role in adjusting readers to this increasingly international and overflowing literary environment. Learning how to use and to want books occurred through more than the technological, commercial, or legal conditions that made the growing proliferation of books possible; the making of ... More

Keywords: bookish, books, bibliographic fantasies, publishing houses, novels, romantic writing, digital age, literary environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226669724
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226669748.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Piper, author

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