Jennifer Summit is professor of English at Stanford University. She is the author of Lost Property: The Woman Writer and English Literary History, published by the University of Chicago Press.
"An original work that will repay careful study, both by library historians and by literary scholars, and it should provoke thoughtful consideration of the significance and meaning of libraries today." (Times Higher Education) "A stimulating and rewarding book, well calculated to make us rethink many aspects of the history of late medieval and early modern libraries." (American Historical Review)"