Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices

Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices

by John O. Jordan
     
 

This innovative collection of essays addresses important issues in the history of the book. The multidisciplinary essays consider different aspects of the production, circulation, and consumption of printed texts, and topics studied include market trends, modes of publication, the use of pseudonyms by women writers. Contributors draw on speech act, reader response and… See more details below

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This innovative collection of essays addresses important issues in the history of the book. The multidisciplinary essays consider different aspects of the production, circulation, and consumption of printed texts, and topics studied include market trends, modes of publication, the use of pseudonyms by women writers. Contributors draw on speech act, reader response and gender theory in addition to historical, narratological, materialist, and bibliographical perspectives to study authors such as Dickens, the Brontes and George Eliot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521452472
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series, #5
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: publishing history as hypertext1
2Some trends in British book production, 1800-191919
3Wordsworth in the Keepsake, 182944
4Copyright and the publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-190074
5Sam Weller's valentine93
6Serialized retrospection in The Pickwick Papers123
7Textual/sexual pleasure and serial publication143
8The disease of reading and Victorian periodicals165
9How historians study reader response: or, what did Jo think of Bleak House?195
10Dickens in the visual market213
11Male pseudonyms and female authority in Victorian England250
12A bibliographical approach to Victorian publishing269
13The "wicked Westminster," the Fortnightly, and Walter Pater's Renaissance289
14Serial fiction in Australian colonial newspapers306
Index325

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