Book review: Tom Mole (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture, 1750-1850

Gardner, John (2013) Book review: Tom Mole (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture, 1750-1850. Notes and Queries, 60 (1). pp. 153-154. ISSN 1471-6941

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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
Keywords: Book review
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 12:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:16

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