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Author Pettitt, Clare.
Title Patent inventions--intellectual property and the Victorian novel / Clare Pettitt.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Author Pettitt, Clare.
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Inventions in literature.
Patent laws and legislation -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Intellectual property in literature.
Patents in literature.
Law in literature.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 341 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-333) and index.
Summary This volume suggests that the fierce debates over patent law and the discussion of invention and inventors in popular texts during the 19th century informed the parallel debate over the professional status of authors.
Contents Intro; Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations; 1. Introductory. Heroes and Hero-Worship: Inventors and Writers from 1818 to 1900; 2. Property in Labour: Inventors and Writers in the 1830s and 1840s; 3. The Art of Inventing and the Inventor as Artist: Intellectual Property at the Great Exhibition; 4. 'The spirit of craft and money-making': The Indignities of Literature in the 1850s; 5. Women, Risk, and Intellectual Property: Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot in the 1860s; 6. 'The singing of the wire': Hardy, International Copyright, and the Ether; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H
IJ; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; W; Y
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423767837 (electronic bk.)
9781423767831 (electronic bk.)
1280759410
9781280759413
019925320X (Cloth)
OCLC # 67231378
Additional Format Print version: Pettitt, Clare. Patent inventions--intellectual property and the Victorian novel. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 019925320X (DLC) 2004049211 (OCoLC)54904267


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