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Author Terry, Richard (Richard G.)
Title The plagiarism allegation in English literature from Butler to Sterne [electronic resource] / Richard Terry
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 215 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
'Plagiarism': The Emergence of a Literary Concept -- Plagiarism, Authorial Fame and Proprietary Authorship -- Plagiarism and the Burden of Tradition in Dryden and Others -- Plagiarism and Sufficiency -- Pope and Plagiarism -- Johnson and the Lauder Affair -- The Plagiarism Allegation and the Female Author -- Plagiarism, Imitation and Originality -- Sterne: the Plagiarist as Genius
Contributing to the growth of plagiarism studies, this timely new book examines the incidence of allegations of plagiarism in English Literature between Butler and Sterne. A distinctive element of the work is its stress on how occurrences of plagiarism are invariably brought to light by the casting of an aspersion, and the book sees such aspersions as a largely perennial form of detraction amongst authors. Yet the exact purport of the accusation can never be taken for granted. Terry's study explores why such allegations came to be made, what forms and degrees of literary wrongdoing counted as plagiarism, and how the understanding of the offence changed in the century or so following the Restoration. In particular, he argues that the idea of plagiarism was constantly worked upon by the boundary-pressure exerted by a range of neighbouring or antithetical concepts, such as originality or the notion of literary 'sufficiency'. This study also documents the impact of the allegation on the working lives of some of the major writers of the period
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Terry, Richard (Richard G.). Plagiarism allegation in English literature from Butler to Sterne. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230272675 (DLC) 2010023947 (OCoLC)642000789
Subject English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Plagiarism -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Plagiarism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History
Originality in literature
Imitation in literature
17th century
18th century
English drama
English literature
Great Britain
History
History and criticism
Intellectual life
Literature and society
Plagiarism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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