3 edition of Terrible tractoration found in the catalog.
|Other titles||Poetical petition, & c|
|Statement||by Christopher Caustic|
|Series||Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 11584-11586|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxxv, 192 p.,  leaves of plates|
|Number of Pages||192|
His college poem, "The Country Lovers or Mr. It can pander to popular taste Baseball: A Literary Anthology. He either speaks—like Douglass—across the generations and the social divisions or he does not. It was first published early in the yearin an octavo pamphlet of above fifty pages. Fessenden never felt the slightest personal ill-will against the objects of his satire, except, indeed, they had endeavored to detract from his literary reputation,--an offence which he resented with a poet's sensibility, and seldom failed to punish. After her return home, a correspondence ensued between this lady and Mr.
Fessenden had caricatured some of his own features; and, when he laughed so heartily, it was at the perception of the resemblance. At times, also, he gave instruction to an evening class in psalmody. Cased bindings allowed publishers to issue books in uniform editions with fixed prices. Gift-book bibliographer Ralph Thompson estimates that "about 35 American firms indulged in this questionable business, producing nearly titles of the kind. Thacher, Boston, As Adrian Johns has shown, the unmoored claims of the printed book elicited constant questions from its very beginnings: Was it a "true copy" or did it misrepresent the manuscript, intentionally or unintentionally?
From Richard Adams Locke's moon hoax to P. New York, Fessenden's biographer, I might have drawn from him many details that would have been well worth remembering. This paradox instructively distinguishes the antebellum uproar over fraudulence from earlier controversies over the deceptiveness of novels, for instance. Covering a span of over years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. When critics worried that mammoth weeklies were printed on paper so huge and set in type so small that they would ruin readers' eyesight, they may have missed the point, because it was never clear to what extent the mammoth weeklies were actually intended to be read.
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Gigantic newspapers containing fiction usually British reprintssome news, and usually incongruous illustrations, the mammoths competed to offer the largest editions; when the Universal Yankee Nation motto: "The Largest Paper in All Creation" emerged as the victor, it reached nearly eleven feet tall.
Focusing on the pseudonymous best-selling author Fanny Fern, whose newspaper columns and fiction made her a celebrity in the s and s, this chapter investigates the language of artifice and imitation that supervised the influx of women into the mid-century literary marketplace.
My sense of the instability of antebellum print culture, as well as my interest in its unpredictable outcomes, owes a great deal to recent work in the field by Leon Jackson, Trish Loughran, and Meredith McGill, who have told the history of the book in the United States as a far richer and more complex story than it appeared before.
As a result, book history has acquired a reputation as a depoliticized field that focuses on material texts and the processes that produce them in isolation from the broader economic and social systems of which they form a part.
The abolitionist movement's suspicion of African Americans' truthfulness and the influence of these suspicions on the writing of fugitive slaves are well known, but the controversy over Williams gave an unexpected twist to this story: abolitionists actually balked at suggestions that Williams had fabricated his narrative, refusing to attribute to him creative capacities that they considered inconceivable in an African American writer.
Caustic so strongly impressed itself on his mind, that, as he walked homeward through the crowded streets, he burst into frequent fits of laughter.
This book accordingly recovers the controversies over literary fraud that plagued the period in order to gain new understanding of how antebellum literature worked, or failed to do so.
The wits of the poor doctor have been somewhat shattered by his misfortunes; and, with crazy ingenuity, he contrives to heap ridicule on his medical brethren, under pretence of railing against Perkinism.
Even when puffery did not serve explicitly literary nationalist aims, I argue, it was nonetheless seen to pose a threat to national identity, because it contravened the nationalist shibboleth that literary criticism would embody the distinctly democratic approach to literature in the United States.
At the same time, new marketing techniques helped keep literature squarely before the public eye. In the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century United States, "puffing" primarily referred to political machinations and commercial ploys; a newspaper might be induced to puff a brand of shoe polish, for example, or a candidate for election.
Boston poet Thomas William Parsons's satire of the publishing industry vividly evokes the cognitive dissonance that results. During his college term wrote a ballad, entitled "Jonathan's Courtship", which was reprinted in England. Hawthorne included a piece on Fessenden in his Fanshawe, and other Pieces Boston, Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.
Just eat your food; get some rest. Shortly before his arrival, an edition of "Terrible Tractoration" had been published at Philadelphia, with a prefatory memoir of the author, the tone of which proves that the American people felt themselves honored in the literary success of their countryman. A visitor to Redding's Literary Depot in Boston, for instance, observed that its shelves "groan beneath the weight of wisdom and research" "sublimized into newspapers, books, magazine and pamphlets.
From his childhood upward, Mr. The character of this journal was mainly political; but there are also a few flowers and sweet-scented twigs of literature intermixed among the nettles and burrs, which alone flourish in the arena of party strife.
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When scholars assume that going into print confers a sense of stability upon writing, we confuse print culture with the technology of print. It can succumb to pedantry by publishing works of interest mostly to academic specialists.
First, literature becomes a particular focal point for discussions of fraudulence during these years—in part because, as I noted above, its deceptions appeared at once so endemic and so very difficult to pin down.
This book accordingly aims to reread literature's place in the period's volatile social and political climate in light of its own fundamental volatility. Notwithstanding a wide difference of age, and many more points of dissimilarity than of resemblance, Mr.Drawing on a rich archive of magazine fiction, verse satires, comic almanacs, false slave narratives, minstrel song-sheets, and early literary criticism, this book uncovers the controversies over literary fraudulence that plagued the antebellum period and shows how they at once made and unmade American literature.
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