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« Proof of my return | Main | "The Ritualists" »

August 17, 2012


James D Jenkins

Speaking of it-narratives, I'm reading Robert Mayo's book on English Fiction in the Magazines 1740-1815, and there are some delightful ones listed: "Adventures of a Bad Shilling," "Adventures of a Quire of Paper," "Adventures of a Sopha," and "Adventures of a Three-Shilling Bank Token."


I hate to ask what adventures the sopha (sofa) was having...

Patrick Murtha

The Gladstone book sounds similar in method to Robert D. Richardson's wonderful studies of Transcendentalist reading and intellectual life, Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind and Emerson: The Mind on Fire.

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