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    Dickens extra-illustrated: heads and scenes in monthly parts (The Case of Nicholas Nickleby)

    Calè, Luisa (2010) Dickens extra-illustrated: heads and scenes in monthly parts (The Case of Nicholas Nickleby). Yearbook of English Studies 40 (1/2), pp. 8-32. ISSN 0306-2473.

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    Abstract

    As a practice that interleaves extraneous materials within the pages of a book, extra-illustration unbinds the volume form and undermines the autonomy of the literary and of the act of reading. I concentrate on Charles Dickens's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39) and sets of extra-illustrations by Peter Palette (pseud, for Thomas Onwhyn) and Miss La Creevy (pseud, for Kenny Meadows). Taking advantage of the material and temporal aspects of serialization, these extra-illustrations rearticulate the act of reading in a way that emphasizes the place of Victorian literature in a culture of viewing and collecting.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Luisa Cale
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 17:09
    Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 06:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5252

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