Thomas Edison’s Poetry Machine

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Matthew Rubery;
  • Publisher: Open Library of Humanities
  • Journal: 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (issn: 1755-1560, eissn: 1755-1560)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.16995/ntn.678
  • Subject: D204-475 | Tennyson | Modern history, 1453- | English Literature | Edison | Poe | sound | Shakespeare | phonograph; Edison; Tennyson; Poe; sound; Shakespeare; poetry | phonograph | poetry

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">The tradition of spoken-word recording began with Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph. Hence, this article makes the case that 1878 is a more important year to the history of literature than has yet been recognized for its experiments wit... View more