The Resource Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century : accounting for Defoe, Sandra Sherman

Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century : accounting for Defoe, Sandra Sherman

Label
Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century : accounting for Defoe
Title
Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century
Title remainder
accounting for Defoe
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Sherman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early eighteenth century, the increasing dependence of society on financial credit provoked widespread anxiety. The 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 in this environment finance is like fiction, employing the same tropes. She goes on to show how the work of Daniel Defoe epitomized the market's capacity to unsettle discourse, demanding and evading "honesty" at the same time. Defoe's oeuvre, straddling both finance and literature, theorizes the unsettlement of market discourse, elaborating strategies by which an author can remain in the market, perpetrating fiction while avoiding responsibility for doing so
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3408.E25
LC item number
S54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Finance and fictionality in the early eighteenth century : accounting for Defoe, Sandra Sherman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-220) and index
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  • net
Contents
1. Credit and its discontents: the credit/fiction homology -- 2. Defoe and fictionality -- 3. Credit and honesty in The Compleat English Tradesman -- 4. Fictions of stability -- 5. Lady Credit's reprise: Roxana
Control code
000011660320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 222 p.
Isbn
9780521481540
Lccn
95009217
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.b25956486
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32551239
  • cbo0521481546

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