Abstract

Abstract:

Enquire Within was a domestic miscellany published monthly from January to November 1856. Reprinted on completion as a volume, it quickly became one of the best-selling books of the period. It offered a bewildering range of articles, but it was not until the publication of the final number that readers received the index and so were finally able to enquire within. Randomness can be unsettling, yet difference produces meaning. Taking Enquire Within as a case study, this paper examines the role of miscellaneity in the press and considers how the miscellaneous was made meaningful.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1712-526X
Print ISSN
0709-4698
Pages
pp. 496-519
Launched on MUSE
2021-02-19
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.