Literary folios and ideas of the book in early modern England

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Connor, Francis X.

Connor, Francis X. Literary folios and ideas of the book in early modern England. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Repudiating the "gentle hoarders" : from manuscript to print in Sidney's Arcadias -- Samuel Daniel's works and the history and theory of the book -- Ben Jonson's Workes and bibliographic integrity -- Whatever you do, buy : literary folios and the marketplace in Shakespeare, Taylor, and Beaumont & Fletcher.

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This monograph makes clear how the format of the literary folio played a fundamental role in book history by encapsulating the unstable negotiation between commerce, cultural prestige, and the fundamental nature of the printed book.
Fran Connor is Assistant Professor in the Department of English. He studied English literature and drama at the University of Scranton (B.A., 1994) , George Mason University (M.A., 2003,) and took courses of paleography and early English books at the Folger Institute (Washington, DC, 2003, 2007.) Dr. Connor earned a doctorate in English Language and Literature at the University of Virginia (2011.)