TOM MOLE (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture, 1750-1850.

Gardner, John (2013) TOM MOLE (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture, 1750-1850. Notes and Queries. ISSN 1471-6941

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Abstract

This review is of a collection of twelve essays which examine a period when ‘celebrity’ shifted from being something that you possessed to something you could be. Figures examined range from Byron, who can be found dominating personal commonplace books, to wannabes like Anne Hatton who tried several paths to fame. In his introduction Tom Mole argues that modern celebrity culture was born in the eighteenth century. He states this in his monograph Byron’s Romantic Celebrity (2007), however, the significance of this book is that it strikingly blends ‘interdisciplinary breadth with historical specificity’ by including essays on fashion, theatre, music, boxing, art, literature, and just being famous.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Gardner, J., 2013. TOM MOLE (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture, 1750-1850. Notes and Queries. Available at: <http://nq.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/01/07/notesj.gjs265> [Accessed 04 February 2013]..
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 12:05
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:50
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/268192

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