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Transatlantic stories and the history of reading, 1720-1810 : migrant fictions /

Eve Tavor Bannet.

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Main Author: Bannet, Eve Tavor
Published: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Topics: English literature - Appreciation - United States. | American literature - Appreciation - Great Britain. | Comparative literature - English and American. | Comparative literature - American and English. | Books and reading - History - 18th century. | Liberty in literature. | Publishers and publishing - History - 18th century. | Adventure stories, English - History and criticism. | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Regions: Atlantic Ocean Region - In literature. | Atlantic Ocean Region - Description and travel - History.
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Main Author: Bannet, Eve Tavor, 1947-
Physical Description: ix, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781107007468 (hardback)
1107007461 (hardback)
Summary: "Eve Tavor Bannet explores some of the remarkable stories about the Atlantic world that shaped Britons' and Americans' perceptions of that world. These stories about women, servants, the poor and the dispossessed were frequently rewritten or reframed by editors and printers in America and Britain for changing audiences, times and circumstances. Bannet shows how they were read by examining what contemporaries said about them and did with them; in doing so, she reveals the creatively dynamic and unstable character of transatlantic print culture. Stories include the 'other' Robinson Crusoe and works by Penelope Aubin, Rowlandson, Chetwood, Tyler, Kimber, Richardson, Gronniosaw, Equiano, Cugoano Marrant, Samson Occom, Mackenzie and Pratt"--
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