Spectacular disappearances : celebrity and privacy, 1696-1801

Fawcett, Julia H., author

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  • Creator Julia H. Fawcett
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016] ©2016
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (ix, 280 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780472121809, 0472121804, 9780472900619, 0472900617, 9780472119806, 047211980X
  • OCLC ocn953594715


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
  • Text in English.


  • Introduction -- The celebrity emerges as the deformed king: Richard III, the king of the dunces, and the overexpression of Englishness -- The growth of celebrity culture: Colley Cibber, Charlotte Charke, and the overexpression of gender -- The canon of print: Laurence Sterne and the overexpression of character -- The fate of overexpression in the age of sentiment: David Garrick, George Anne Bellamy, and the paradox of the actor -- The memoirs of Perdita and the language of loss: Mary Robinson's alternative to overexpression -- Coda: overexpression and its legacy
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