Authors Losing Control: The European Transformations of Henry Neville’s 'The Isle of Pines' (1668)

Mahlberg, Gaby (2012) Authors Losing Control: The European Transformations of Henry Neville’s 'The Isle of Pines' (1668). Book History, 15 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1529-1499

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bh.2012.0005

Abstract

Henry Neville’s utopian travel narrative The Isle of Pines, first published in London in June 1668, became an instant bestseller on the European market. Within a few months more than twenty foreign editions were printed in five western European languages, and numerous responses, commentaries, and adaptations followed over the years, leaving the reader wondering whether the story was fact, fiction, or something else entirely. This essay traces the complex transformations of this successful pamphlet as it traveled across the Continent in an attempt to shed new light on its contemporary impact and significance outside of England. In an attempt to shed new light on its contemporary impact and significance outside of England.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
V100 History by period
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 14:43
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2017 05:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11167

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