Immersing the network in time: from the where to the when of print reading

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Live, first published in 1759, is a fictional pamphlet reporting on 24 hours in the life of a cross-section of Londoners. Between Saturday night and Monday morning, prostitutes rise from magistrates' beds, journeymen hunt for work, children kill flies, apprentices skip church, plays are rehearsed, clothes washed, bread baked, cards played, and walks taken. Written in the continuous present tense, the anonymous pamphlet draws all these incongruous actions together as one gently rhythmical stream of prose:“Old gossips in Alleys, yards, etc ...
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)299-317
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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