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1985, ISBN: 9780394540245

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New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1950. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked. No dust jacket. Front and back end maps locate the places mentioned in the book. Preface by Christopher Morley. Prepared, with intro and notes by Frederick A. Pottle. 370p. Index. First Published from the Original Manuscript (Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell). James Boswell's London Journal is a published version of the daily journal he kept between the years 1762 and 1763 while in London., McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1950, New York. 1985. Knopf. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 292 pages. June 1985. hardcover. Jacket painting: Detail from L'Heure de l'Aperitif (Caf? de Nuit) by Richard Emil Miller. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III. Photograph courtesy of Christie's, New York. Jacket design by Naomi Osnos. 0394540247. keywords: Psychology Sociology Gossip. inventory # 6765. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From the author of THE FEMALE IMAGINATION, a profound and witty book that is both defense and celebration of a much-maligned form of talk. The art of gossip, Patricia Spacks contends, is to make something out of little or nothing; the art of the novel is comparable. Beginning with a wonderful and detailed anatomy of gossip (she lays out a morality, an aesthetics, a psychology - even an economics - of gossip), the author goes on to trace its historical association with women, and the importance of that link in positive as well as negative ways. Building on this framework, she considers gossip both as a subject and as a literary technique - in Restoration comedy, in famous letters (ranging from those of Horace Walpole to those of Virginia Woolf), in great biographies (Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, among others), in English and American novels (by Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, and William Thackeray; by Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Doris Lessing, and Toni Morrison) - even in the thrillers of Agatha Christie. Studded with wonderful and lengthy quotes (of course), the book is itself an invitation to inspired literary eavesdropping. PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS, who is Professor of English Literature at Yale University, holds degrees from Rollins College, Yale, and the University of California at Berkeley. She is also the author of AN ARGUMENT OF IMAGES, a study of Alexander Pope; The Poetry of Vision, a critical study of eighteenth-century poets; THE INSISTENCE OF HORROR: ASPECTS OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN 18TH-CENTURY POETRY; THE ADOLESCENT IDEA: MYTHS OF YOUTH AND THE ADULT IMAGINATION; and THE FEMALE IMAGINATION. ISBN: 0394540247.

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New York. 1985. Knopf. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 292 pages. June 1985. hardcover. Jacket painting: Detail from L'Heure de l'Aperitif (Caf? de Nuit) by Richard Emil Miller. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III. Photograph courtesy of Christie's, New York. Jacket design by Naomi Osnos. 0394540247. keywords: Psychology Sociology Gossip. inventory # 6765. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From the author of THE FEMALE IMAGINATION, a profound and witty book that is both defense and celebration of a much-maligned form of talk. The art of gossip, Patricia Spacks contends, is to make something out of little or nothing; the art of the novel is comparable. Beginning with a wonderful and detailed anatomy of gossip (she lays out a morality, an aesthetics, a psychology - even an economics - of gossip), the author goes on to trace its historical association with women, and the importance of that link in positive as well as negative ways. Building on this framework, she considers gossip both as a subject and as a literary technique - in Restoration comedy, in famous letters (ranging from those of Horace Walpole to those of Virginia Woolf), in great biographies (Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, among others), in English and American novels (by Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, and William Thackeray; by Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Doris Lessing, and Toni Morrison) - even in the thrillers of Agatha Christie. Studded with wonderful and lengthy quotes (of course), the book is itself an invitation to inspired literary eavesdropping. PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS, who is Professor of English Literature at Yale University, holds degrees from Rollins College, Yale, and the University of California at Berkeley. She is also the author of AN ARGUMENT OF IMAGES, a study of Alexander Pope; The Poetry of Vision, a critical study of eighteenth-century poets; THE INSISTENCE OF HORROR: ASPECTS OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN 18TH-CENTURY POETRY; THE ADOLESCENT IDEA: MYTHS OF YOUTH AND THE ADULT IMAGINATION; and THE FEMALE IMAGINATION. ISBN: 0394540247.

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Gossip
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Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks

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Gossip

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780394540245
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0394540247
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Publishing year: 1985
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE

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