The Resource Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher

Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher

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Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820
Title
Nobody's story
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the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820
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Catherine Gallagher
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eng
Summary
Exploring the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century, Catherine Gallagher reveals the underlying connections between the increasing prestige of female authorship, the economy of credit and debt, and the rise of the novel. The "nobodies" of her title are not ignored, silenced, erased, or anonymous women. Instead, they are literal nobodies: the abstractions of authorial personae, printed books, scandalous allegories, intellectual property rights, literary reputations, debts and obligations, and fictional characters. These are the exchangeable tokens of modern authorship that lent new cultural power to the increasing number of women writers through the eighteenth century. Women writers, Gallagher discovers, invented and popularized numerous ingenious similarities between their gender and their occupation. Far from creating only minor variations on an essentially masculine figure, they delineated crucial features of "the author" for the period in general by emphasizing their trials and triumphs in the marketplace. "Woman," "author," "marketplace," and "fiction" thus reciprocally defined each other. Gallagher's sophisticated and engaging study powerfully revises our understanding of each of these terms and their interdependence in eighteenth-century Britain
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Gallagher, Catherine
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR113
LC item number
.G35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Behn, Aphra
  • Manley, Mary de la Riviere
  • Lennox, Charlotte
  • Burney, Fanny
  • Edgeworth, Maria
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Lennox, Charlotte
  • Burney, Fanny
  • Edgeworth, Maria
  • Manley, Mary DeLaRivière
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Women authors, English
  • Sex role in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Écrits de femmes anglais
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature féministe
  • Littérature
  • Écrivaines anglaises
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Femmes écrivains
  • Femmes écrivains
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes écrivains anglaises
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Geschichte 1670-1820
  • Schriftstellerin
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, English
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
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Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Who was that masked woman?: The prostitute and the playwright in the works of Aphra Behn
  • The author-monarch and the royal slave: Oroonoko and the blackness of representation
  • Political crimes and fictional alibis: the case of Delarivier Manley
  • Nobody's credit: fiction, gender, and authorial property in the career of Charlotte Lennox
  • Nobody's debt: Frances Burney's universal obligation
  • The changeling's debt: Maria Edgeworth's productive fictions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780520085107
Lccn
94009208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30026826
  • (OCoLC)ocm30026826
Label
Nobody's story : the vanishing acts of women writers in the marketplace, 1670-1820, Catherine Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who was that masked woman?: The prostitute and the playwright in the works of Aphra Behn
  • The author-monarch and the royal slave: Oroonoko and the blackness of representation
  • Political crimes and fictional alibis: the case of Delarivier Manley
  • Nobody's credit: fiction, gender, and authorial property in the career of Charlotte Lennox
  • Nobody's debt: Frances Burney's universal obligation
  • The changeling's debt: Maria Edgeworth's productive fictions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780520085107
Lccn
94009208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30026826
  • (OCoLC)ocm30026826

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