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The Resource Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission, Anne Toner, (electronic resource)

Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission, Anne Toner, (electronic resource)

Label
Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission
Title
Ellipsis in English literature
Title remainder
signs of omission
Statement of responsibility
Anne Toner
Title variation
Signs of omission
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Anne Toner provides an original account of the history of ellipsis marks - dots, dashes and asterisks - in English literary writing. Highlighting ever-renewing interest in these forms of non-completion in literature, Toner demonstrates how writers have striven to get closer to the hesitancies and interruptions of spoken language, the indeterminacies of thought, and the successive or fragmented nature of experience by means of these textual symbols. While such punctuation marks may seem routine today, this book describes their emergence in early modern drama and examines the relationship between authors, printers and grammarians in advancing or obstructing the standardisation of the marks. Their development is explored through close study of the works of major English writers, including Jonson, Shakespeare, Richardson, Sterne, Meredith and Woolf, along with visual illustrations of their usage. In particular, Toner traces the evolution of ellipsis marks in the novel, a form highly receptive to elliptical punctuation"--
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DLC
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1971-
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Toner, Anne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English literature
  • English fiction
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission, Anne Toner, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: observing the ellipsis; 1. Ellipsis marks in early printed drama; 2. Chasms and the eighteenth-century novel; 3. Ellipsis and the ends of novels; 4. Nineteenth-century 'explorations in Dot-and-Dashland'; 5. Ellipsis and modernity
Control code
ssj0001436441
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107073012
Isbn Type
(Hardback)
Lccn
2014030462
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001436441
Label
Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission, Anne Toner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: observing the ellipsis; 1. Ellipsis marks in early printed drama; 2. Chasms and the eighteenth-century novel; 3. Ellipsis and the ends of novels; 4. Nineteenth-century 'explorations in Dot-and-Dashland'; 5. Ellipsis and modernity
Control code
ssj0001436441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107073012
Isbn Type
(Hardback)
Lccn
2014030462
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001436441

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