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Baker, David J., 1957-
On demand : writing for the market in early modern England / David J. Baker
Alternate Title Writing for the market in early modern England
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010
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 4th Floor  PR428.A8 B35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Authorship -- Economic aspects -- England -- History
Authors and readers -- England -- History
Books and reading -- England -- History
Book industries and trade -- England -- History
Economics and literature -- England -- History
Consumption (Economics) -- England -- History
Physical Description xviii, 199 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-196) and index
Contents Marvelously altered -- Thomas Nashe, Pierce Penilesse, and the demon of consumption -- William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida : credit risks -- "Allegory of a china shop" : Ben Jonson's Entertainment at Britain's Burse and Volpone -- "Idleness is an appendix to nobility" : the preface -- To Robert Burton's The anatomy of melancholy -- Coda : butter buyers
Review "In early modern England, while moralists railed against the theater as wasteful and depraved and inflation whittled away at the value of wages, people attended the theater in droves. Literary critics have often wondered why, and in On Demand, David J. Baker draws on recent economic history and theory to provide an overall account of consumer behavior that answers their queries."--Jacket

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