The Victorian Illustrated Book

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Throughout the nineteenth century, but most intensely in the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Scotland produced an unprecedented range of extraordinary illustrated books. Images in books became a central feature of Victorian culture. They were at once prestigious and popular—a kind of entertainment—but equally a place for pondering fundamental questions about history, geography, language, time, commerce, design, and vision itself. Concentrating on the use of illustration in literature—especially novels, ...

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Overview

Throughout the nineteenth century, but most intensely in the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Scotland produced an unprecedented range of extraordinary illustrated books. Images in books became a central feature of Victorian culture. They were at once prestigious and popular—a kind of entertainment—but equally a place for pondering fundamental questions about history, geography, language, time, commerce, design, and vision itself. Concentrating on the use of illustration in literature—especially novels, poems, and children’s books—the essays collected in The Victorian Illustrated Book address a wide chronological and stylistic range of work. They offer fresh insights into such diverse topics as illustration in the books of Charles Dickens and William Morris, the use of words as images, the intersection of children’s books and shopping, the use of maps in fiction, the decline of illustrated volumes after Queen Victoria’s death, and the proposal that Victorian illustration was a major inspiration for modernist and postmodernist experiments with the form of the book.

Contributors:Steven Dillon, Bates CollegeNicholas Frankel, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCharles Harmon, Loyola UniversityElizabeth Helsinger, University of ChicagoSimon Joyce, Texas Christian UniversityRichard Maxwell, Valparaiso UniversityRobert L. Patten, Rice UniversityJeffrey Skoblow, Southern Illinois University at EdwardsvilleKatie Trumpener, University of ChicagoHerbert Tucker, University of Virginia

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John O. Jordan
A substantial, original contribution a considerable pleasure to read,... The Victorian Illustrated Book defines and goes a long way toward filling an important gap in scholarship on the history of nineteenth-century publishing. It will interest collectors and bibliophiles as well as students of publishing history, inter-arts relations, and Victorian studies.
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US scholars of literature explore how illustrated books became a cultural form of great importance in England and Scotland from the 1830s and 1840s to the end of the century. Some of them consider particular authors or editions, but others look at general themes such as illustrations of time, maps and metaphors, literal illustration, and city scenes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813920979
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Victorian Literature and Culture Series
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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Richard Maxwell is Professor of English at Valparaiso University and the author of The Mysteries of Paris and London (Virginia) and editor of a new edition of A Tale of Two Cities.

University of Virginia Press

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Walter Scott, Historical Fiction, and the Genesis of the Victorian Illustrated Book 1
2 Illustrations of Time: Watches, Dials, and Clocks in Victorian Pictures 52
3 Serial Illustration and Storytelling in David Copperfield 91
4 Maps and Metaphors: Topographical Representation and the Sense of Place in Late-Victorian Fiction 129
5 Literal Illustration in Victorian Print 163
6 William Morris before Kelmscott: Poetry and Design in the 1860s 209
7 Beyond Reading: Kelmscott and the Modern 239
8 Aubrey Beardsley "Embroiders" the Literary Text 259
9 Alvin Langdon Coburn's Frontispieces to Henry James's New York Edition: Pictures of an Institutional Imaginary 297
10 City Scenes: Commerce, Utopia, and the Birth of the Picture Book 332
Afterword: The Destruction, Rebirth, and Apotheosis of the Victorian Illustrated Book 385
Contributors 423
Index 427
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