Annals of a Publishing House: Volume 3, John Blackwood

Annals of a Publishing House: Volume 3, John Blackwood

by Mary Blackwood Porter
     
 
Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Owing to the death of Mrs Oliphant, the commissioned author,

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Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Owing to the death of Mrs Oliphant, the commissioned author, Volume 3 was written by Mary Porter, daughter of John Blackwood, sixth son of the founder, and covers his career. Beginning as head of the new London branch, he assumed control of the firm on the death of his uncle Robert in 1852. He reorganised the firm and added its prominence. He formed working relationships with many of the leading Victorian writers, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer Lytton and Thomas Hardy. He expanded the firm's output to include travel writers such as Burton on India and Speke on the search for the source of the Nile.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108021418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries Series
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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