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Real Money and Romanticism : Cambridge Studies in Romanticism - Matthew Rowlinson

Real Money and Romanticism

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism

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Real Money and Romanticism interprets poetry and fiction by Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Charles Dickens in the context of changes in the British monetary system and in the broader economy during the early nineteenth century. In this period, modern systems of paper money and intellectual property became established; Matthew Rowlinson describes the consequent changes in relations between writers and publishers and shows how a new conception of material artifacts as the bearers of abstract value shaped Romantic conceptions of character, material culture, and labor.

A fresh and radically different contribution to the growing field of inquiry into the economics of literature, this is an ingenious and challenging reading of Romantic discourse from the point of view of monetary theory and history.

'Real Money and Romanticism raises questions that will be hard for economists and Romantic scholars alike to ignore.' Romantic Circles

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introduction: real moneyp. 1
ôThe Scotch hate goldö: British identity and paper moneyp. 33
Curiosities and the money form in the Waverley novelsp. 55
Keats in the hidden abode of productionp. 100
Reading capital with Little Nellp. 156
ôTo exist in a kind of allegoryöp. 189
Appendix: Copyright and authorial labor in eighteenth-century Britainp. 195
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 246
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ISBN: 9780521193795
ISBN-10: 0521193796
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57