The Profession of Authorship in America: 1800-1870

The Profession of Authorship in America: 1800-1870

by William Charvat
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231070775
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/11/1992
Edition description:
Columbia University Press Morningside ed
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Editorial Preface
Postscript
Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2The Beginnings of Professionalism5
3The Conditions of Authorship in 182029
4American Romanticism and the Depression of 1837 (1937)49
5Cooper as Professional Author (1954)68
6Poe: Journalism and the Theory of Poetry (1962)84
7The Popularization of Poetry100
8Longfellow106
9Longfellow's Income from His Writings, 1842-1852 (1944)155
10James T. Fields and the Beginnings of Book Promotion (1954)168
11Melville's Income (1943)190
12Melville204
13Melville and the Common Reader (1958)262
14Literary Economics and Literary History (1950)283
15The People's Patronage (1948)298
Checklist: The Publications of William Charvat317
Index321

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