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Laurence Sterne's Textual Commerce

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Laurence Sterne’s Textual Commerce provides a study of Laurence Sterne as a commercial writer. It demonstrates how his correspondence and transactions with booksellers in York and London, his methods of self-promotion, and his early critical reception as a writer of ‘great oeconomy’ shaped his authorial practice as provisional and, in Thomas Keymer’s terms, open to ‘determination from without’. In examining commercial exigency in relation to Sterne’s authorship between 1759-1768, ...

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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ORCID:
0000-0002-7617-6913
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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