By Rebecca Earle

ISBN-10: 1840142103

ISBN-13: 9781840142105

This quantity of ten essays discusses the pivotal position that letters have performed in social, financial and political historical past from the 17th to the 20th century. the new scholarly curiosity within the background of interpreting has as but yielded few experiences which examine letters as a class of readable fabric. The members to this ebook search to redress this oversight, viewing letters as texts which may demonstrate details, not just approximately their writers and readers, yet in regards to the wider ancient context within which they have been written. themes lined comprise the mercantile letter, diplomatic correspondence, and what those epistolary kinds recommend concerning the upward thrust of a well mannered, literate tradition within the eighteenth century; the adventure of immigration from Europe to the USA in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries; the connection in the course of the letter; and the operating of gender within the epistolary shape. Rebecca Earle presents an outline of the way the research of letter-writing can open up new avenues of historic in addition to literary research. This, including contributions shape major overseas students, makes Epistolary Selves an important textual content for these getting to know the letter genre.

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