Explains how from the beginning of the novel's emergence in Britain, prose writers including Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and Henry and Sarah Fielding Eexperimented with the novel's appearance.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. Expanding the literary text: a textual
2. The frontispiece: counterfeit authority and
the author portrait
3. The title page: advertisement, identity, and
4. Clarissa's musical score: a novel's politics
engraved on copper plate
5. The space of time: graphic design and
6. Sarah Fielding's David Simple: a case study
in the interpretive significance of punctuation
7. The list and index: a culture of collecting
imprints upon the novel.