One of the new forms of prose fiction that emerged in the eighteenth century was the first-person narrative told by things such as coins, coaches, clothes, animals, or insects. This is an ambitious new account of the context in which these "it narratives" became so popular. What does it mean when property declares independence of its owners and begins to move and speak? Jonathan Lamb addresses this and many other questions as he advances a new interpretation of these odd tales, from Defoe, Pope, Swift, Gay, and Sterne, to ...

The Things Things Say 2016, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691171258

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The Things Things Say 2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691148069