Fictions and Fakes: Forging Romantic Authenticity, 1760-1845 - Cambridge Studies in Romanticism (Paperback)Margaret Russett (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
Review of the hardback: '... one of the most stimulating books in studies in British Romanticism to have appeared in recent years. Margaret Russett succeeds in refocusing the general field of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing around the topic of literary and cultural fakes, forgeries, plagiarisms and hoaxes, which she locates at the heart of the Romantic project.' Studies in Hogg and his World
"Fictions and Fakes is a provocative meditation on how textual bastardy pervaded all aspects of Romanticism, from the high-culture concern with poetic voice as the je ne sais quoi that defined something supposedly circumscribable in law, to the low-culture concern with early celebrities, either rising on delusive hopes, such as the Maid of Buttermere, or through determined imposture, such as the Princess Caraboo." -Robert Miles, University of Victoria
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