The Profession of Authorship in America: 1800-1870

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231070775
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/1992
  • Edition description: Columbia University Press Morningside ed
  • Pages: 327
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface
1 Introduction 3
2 The Beginnings of Professionalism 5
3 The Conditions of Authorship in 1820 29
4 American Romanticism and the Depression of 1837 (1937) 49
5 Cooper as Professional Author (1954) 68
6 Poe: Journalism and the Theory of Poetry (1962) 84
7 The Popularization of Poetry 100
8 Longfellow 106
9 Longfellow's Income from His Writings, 1842-1852 (1944) 155
10 James T. Fields and the Beginnings of Book Promotion (1954) 168
11 Melville's Income (1943) 190
12 Melville 204
13 Melville and the Common Reader (1958) 262
14 Literary Economics and Literary History (1950) 283
15 The People's Patronage (1948) 298
Checklist: The Publications of William Charvat 317
Index 321
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