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8th century characters blooming into round 19th century characters In this book Lynch retells the story of Britons relations to the imaginary people they encountered in refusing to tell the history of character in terms of the history of verisimilit. refusing to the history of character in terms of the
history of verisimilit. culture of mass consumption argues Lynch possessing of verisimilit. culture of mass consumption argues Lynch possessing belief in the inexpressible interior life of a character rendered one's property truly privateRanging from Defoe and Smollett to Burney and Austen Lynch's account will interest students of the novel literary historians and anyone concerned with the inner workings of consumer culture and the history of emotions.
CHARACTERS The Economy of Character Novels Market Culture and the Business of Inner MeaningLynch complicates the line between the social and individual arguing that character s depth is an illusion born of Romantic reading practices For Lynch readers use characters to reflect upon and define their own interiority in much the same way consumers At the start of the eighteenth century talk of literary characters referred as
Much To Letters And Typefacesto letters and typefaces it did to persons in books Yet by the nineteenth century characters had become the euals of their readers friends with whom readers might spend time and empathizeAlthough the story of this shift is usually told in terms of the rise of the individual Deidre. ,
Se shopping as a way to refine one s taste and thus define one s self Lynch anticipates scholars such as Alan Palmer and Alex Woloch while also refusing overly simplistic histories of the novel that stage the development of the novel on the ground of flat Shauna Lynch proposes an ingenious alternative interpretation Elaborating
a pragmatics of character Lynch shows how readers used transactions with characters to accommodate themselvespragmatics of character shows how readers used transactions with characters to accommodate themselves to commercialized social relations Searching for the inner meanings of characters allowed readers both to plumb their own inwardness and to distinguish themselves from others In. ,