Monthly Archives: July 2011

19th c. American Novels Not as Big a Deal in 19th c. America as We Thought?

I just read John Austin’s surprisingly brief contribution (“United States, 1780-1850”)¬†to the “Market for Novels–Some Statistical Profiles” section of Franco Moretti’s The Novel, vol. 1. ¬†Austin begins with Lyle Wright’s significant bibliographic study, but adds to it data from later … Continue reading

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