9780521481540-0521481546-Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe

Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe

ISBN-13: 9780521481540
ISBN-10: 0521481546
Author: Sherman, Sandra
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 236 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521481540
ISBN-10: 0521481546
Author: Sherman, Sandra
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 236 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Sherman, Sandra wrote Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe comprising 236 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521481546 and 9780521481540. Since then Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the early eighteenth century, the increasing dependence of society on financial credit provoked widespread anxiety. Texts of credit stock--certificates, IOUs, bills of exchange--were denominated as potential "fictions," while the potential fictionality of other texts was measured in terms of the "credit" they deserved. Sandra Sherman argues that the work of Daniel Defoe, which straddles both finance and literature, epitomizes the market's capacity to unsettle discourse, and to blur the distinctions between finance and fiction.

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