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Publishing Networks in France in the Early Era of Print

Publishing Networks in France in the Early Era of Print

1st Edition

Diane E. Booton
April 23, 2018

This book examines commercial and personal connections in the early modern book trade in Paris and northwestern France, ca. 1450–1550. The book market, commercial trade, and geo-political ties connected the towns of Paris, Caen, Angers, Rennes, and Nantes, making this a fertile area for the...

Wilkie Collins's American Tour, 1873-4

Wilkie Collins's American Tour, 1873-4

1st Edition

Susan R Hanes
January 21, 2016

In the autumn of 1873, Wilkie Collins followed the example of fellow literary celebrities Dickens and Thackeray, and began a six-month reading tour of America. This book places this tour within the American lyceum movement of the later nineteenth century....

Contributors to the Quarterly Review: A History, 1809-25

Contributors to the Quarterly Review: A History, 1809-25

1st Edition

Jonathan Cutmore
January 21, 2016

The "Quarterly Review" presents a rare opportunity to Romantic scholars to test the truth of Marilyn Butler's claim that the early nineteenth-century periodical is the matrix for democratization of public writing and reading. This is the second title in this series to look at its influence....

Conservatism and the Quarterly Review: A Critical Analysis

Conservatism and the Quarterly Review: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

Jonathan Cutmore
January 21, 2016

In its time, the Quarterly Review was thought to closely reflect government policy, however, the essays in this volume reveal that it was inconsistent in its support of government positions and reflected disagreement over a broad range of religious, economic and political issues....

William Blake and the Art of Engraving

William Blake and the Art of Engraving

1st Edition

Mei-Ying Sung
January 21, 2016

Sung closely examines William Blake’s extant engraved copper plates and arrives at a new interpretation of his working process. Sung suggests that Blake revised and corrected his work more than was previously thought. This belies the Romantic ideal that the acts of conception and execution are...

Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897–1920

Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897–1920

1st Edition

Jason D Martinek
January 21, 2016

For socialists at the turn of the last century, reading was a radical act. This interdisciplinary study looks at how American socialists used literacy in the struggle against capitalism....

Charles Lamb, Elia and the London Magazine: Metropolitan Muse

Charles Lamb, Elia and the London Magazine: Metropolitan Muse

1st Edition

Simon P Hull
January 21, 2016

The inherent 'metropolitanism' of writing for a Romantic-era periodical is here explored through the Elia articles that Charles Lamb wrote for the London Magazine....

Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

1st Edition

Brian R Bates
January 21, 2016

Wordsworth’s process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary writings and paratexts are necessary to a full understanding of Wordsworth’s poetry....

Elizabeth Inchbald's Reputation: A Publishing and Reception History

Elizabeth Inchbald's Reputation: A Publishing and Reception History

1st Edition

Ben P Robertson
January 21, 2016

Through an examination of her complete works and public response to them, Robertson gauges the extent of Inchbald's reputation as the dignified Mrs Inchbald, as well as providing a clear sense of what it meant to be a female Romantic writer....

Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition

Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition

1st Edition

Bonnie Gunzenhauser
January 21, 2016

A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being...

Art and Commerce in the British Short Story, 1880–1950

Art and Commerce in the British Short Story, 1880–1950

1st Edition

Dean Baldwin
January 21, 2016

The short story was a commercial phenomenon which took off in the late nineteenth century and lasted through to the rise of television and film. Baldwin uses a wide variety of sources to show how economic factors helped to dictate how and what a wide variety of authors wrote....

Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality

Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality

1st Edition

Carrie Griffin, Graham Allen, Mary O'Connell
January 21, 2016

The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object – book, manuscript, libretto – affects the experience of the person reading it....

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