Reuse, Recycle, Recirculate

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390346
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979240 | DOI:
Reuse, Recycle, Recirculate

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literary Studies (19th Century)


Show Summary Details


This chapter traces the history of how readers have kept track of their reading, starting with bookmarks and commonplace books. Scrapbook making grew as cheap and even free books to paste over, became widely available. Readers displaced old book information with new clippings, asserting their individual hierarchies of reading matter: the stories they liked mattered more than sermons or information about new patents. Scrapbooks were part of a larger practice of isolating items from their original publications to recirculate within the nineteenth-century press. Editors stripped items of their attribution, or added a new authorial attribution. Authors such as Ella Wheeler Wilcox countered by devising methods to keep names attached to their works.

Keywords: readers; reading; bookmarks; books; clippings; Ella Wheeler Wilcox; scrapbooking

Chapter.  13692 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.