Macmillan: A Publishing Tradition from 1843

Macmillan: A Publishing Tradition from 1843

by Elizabeth James
     
 
For over 150 years, since its founding in 1843, Macmillan has been at the heart of British publishing. This collection of essays, representing recent research in the archives at the British library, examines the firms' astute business strategy during the 19th Century, its successful expansion into overseas markets in America and India, its complex and intriguing

Overview

For over 150 years, since its founding in 1843, Macmillan has been at the heart of British publishing. This collection of essays, representing recent research in the archives at the British library, examines the firms' astute business strategy during the 19th Century, its successful expansion into overseas markets in America and India, its complex and intriguing relations with authors such as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, Alfred Lord Tennyson, W.B. Yeats, and J.M. Keynes, with additional chapters on Macmillan Magazine and the work of a modern children's editor.

Author Biography: Elizabeth James is Curator of British Collections, 1801-1914 at The British Library, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London.

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From the Publisher

'...the range and diversity of these records are such that their material is pertinent to research into practically all aspects of publishing history. Macmillan: A Publishing Tradition is an accessible book that should appeal not only to literary and book historians and to those teaching publishing history, but also to the general reader.' - Jane Potter, New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford - Sharp News

'Elizabeth James of the British Library has gathered a group of contributors which includes academics, archivists and former members of the Macmillan staff. What they have produced is not a history of the publishing house but a number of insights into differing aspects of the Macmillan story.' - Durrants Library and Information Update

'Combined contributions exhibit the versatility of scholarship that a near-complete publisher's archive can enable...the range of scrupulously researched individual elements of Macmillan is a fine indicator of the diverse directions of analysis and interpretation being developed by scholars of publishing history.' - Christopher Phipps, Times Higher Education Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230564312
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/12/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

NICOLAS BARKER Editor of The Book Collector
BILL BELL Co-Director, Centre for the History of the Book and Lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh
MICHAEL BOTT Keeper of Archives and Manuscripts, University of Reading Library
RIMI B. CHATTERJEE Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
SIMON ELIOT Professor of Publishing and Printing History, University of Reading
WARWICK GOULD Professor of English, University of London
JOHN HANDFORD Retired; previously Archivist and Librarian for Macmillan
MICHAEL MILLGATE University Professor of English Emeritus, University of Toronto
DONALD E. MOGGRIDGE Professor of Economics, University of Toronto
FRANCES SPALDING Art Historian, Critic and Biographer
MICHAEL WACE Worked in publishing for over forty years, most of them with Macmillan, before retiring in 1994
GEORGE WORTH Professor Emeritus of English, University of Kansas

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