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Defoe and Francis Noble

Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R. (1992). Defoe and Francis Noble. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 4(4) pp. 301–313.

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A study of the part played in the 1770s and 1780s by a rascally publisher named Francis Noble in the construction of the modern idea of Daniel Defoe as 'novelist'. It was Noble who first published (wildly garbled and re-written) editions of works like Moll Flanders as 'novels' by Defoe, and, even more importantly, it was Noble who first attributed some of these famous works to Defoe by placing his name on the title pages.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1992 McMaster University
ISSN: 0840-6286
Keywords: English literature
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 21564
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:36
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