A Victorian Publisher

This is a study of the rise and activity of the London publishing house which started in 1829 as Bentley and Colburn and was finally absorbed by Macmillan in 1898.

A Victorian Publisher

Author: Royal A. Gettmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521153201

Page: 296

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This is a study of the rise and activity of the London publishing house which started in 1829 as Bentley and Colburn and was finally absorbed by Macmillan in 1898. Professor Gettmann has worked from the surviving papers of the firm and it is probable that he has here given more detail about the aims, methods and successes of an English publisher of the time than can be found anywhere else. Since there is constant reference from the activities of Bentley to that of his contemporaries, it is also a microcosm of English authorship and publishing from the time of Scott to that of Meredith: one of the great period of English publishing enterprise. It discusses movements of taste and cycles of popular reading and illustrates the relationship between publisher and author. It also deals with authors' contracts and rewards and in short, deals with every aspect of English publishing in an important period.

Kegan Paul a Victorian Imprint

Kegan Paul - A Victorian Imprint is a notable contribution to the scholarly discipline known as the history of the book.

Kegan Paul  a Victorian Imprint

Author: Leslie Howsam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710306059

Page: 218

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The House of Novello

Founded as a personal endeavour by Vincent Novello in 1811 the English music publisher Novello is the subject of this study that explores the practice and policy of Victorian music publishing from 1829 to 1866.

The House of Novello

Author: Victoria L. Cooper

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754600886

Page: 210

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Founded as a personal endeavour by Vincent Novello in 1811 the English music publisher Novello is the subject of this study that explores the practice and policy of Victorian music publishing from 1829 to 1866.

Victorian Fiction Writers Publishers Readers

Exact figures will never be known but we can estimate that around 50,000 works were produced by around 3,500 novelists during the Victorian era. But who wrote these novels and what inspired them to write?

Victorian Fiction  Writers  Publishers  Readers

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349239372

Page: 191

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The proportion of Victorian novels in print today represents only a tiny fraction of what was published by this vast writing industry. Exact figures will never be known but we can estimate that around 50,000 works were produced by around 3,500 novelists during the Victorian era. But who wrote these novels and what inspired them to write? How were their novels published and how did they adapt their techniques to ensure the public's appetite for fiction was fed? Drawing on extensive research, John Sutherland builds up a fascinating picture of the cultural, social and commercial factors influencing the content and production of Victorian fiction. Collins, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray and Trollope are discussed in tandem with writers also very popular with the reading public - Reade, Lytton and Mrs Humphry Ward - but whose fame has not endured. As John Sutherland demonstrates, author-publisher relations played a central role in determining the success of new novels, with some impressive achievements on both sides. Richly informative on the Victorian literary and cultural scene, this important study by one of our leading scholars is set to become essential reading for all those interested in the evolution of the Victorian novel.

House of Blackwood

House of Blackwood

Author: David Finkelstein

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048222

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The Scottish publishing firm of William Blackwood & Sons, founded in 1804, was a major force in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literary history, publishing a diverse group of important authors—including George Eliot, John Galt, Thomas de Quincey, Margaret Oliphant, Anthony Trollope, Joseph Conrad, and John Buchan, among many others—in book form and in its monthlyBlackwood's Magazine. In The House of Blackwood, David Finkelstein exposes for the first time the successes and failures of this onetime publishing powerhouse. Finkelstein begins with a general history of the Blackwood firm from 1804 to 1920, attending to family dynamics over several generations, to their molding of a particular political and national culture, to the shaping of a Blackwood's audience, and to the multiple causes for the firm's decline in the decades before World War I. He then uses six case studies of authors—Conrad, Oliphant, John Hanning Speke, George Tompkyns Chesney, Charles Reade, and E. M. Forster—and their relationships with the publishing house. He mines the voluminous correspondence of the firm with its authors and, eventually, with the authors' agents. The value of the archive Finkelstein studies is its completeness, the depth of the ledger material (particularly interesting given that the Blackwoods did much of their own printing), and the extraordinary longevity of the firm. A key value of Finkelstein's account is his attention to the author/publisher/reader circuit that Robert Darnton emphasizes as the central focus of book history.

Victorian Novelists and Publishers

54. Chapter 3: Craft Versus Trade: N ocelists and Publishers R. D. Altick, Studies
in Bibliography, vi (1954), 18—19. S. Unwin, The Truth About Publishing (London
, 1947), p. 11. R. A. Gettmann, A Victorian Publisher (Cambridge, 1960), pp.

Victorian Novelists and Publishers

Author: J. A. Sutherland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508955

Page: 260

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Introduction Part One: The Novel Publishing World, 1830-1870 1. Novel Publishing 1830-1870 2. Mass Market and Big Business: Novel Publishing at Midcentury 3. Craft versus Trade: Novelists and Publishers Part Two: Novelists, Novels and their Publishers, 1830-1870 4. Henry Esmond: The Shaping Power of Contract 5. Westward Ho!: 'A Popularly Successful Book' 6. Trollope: Making the First Rank 7. Lever and Ainsworth: Missing the First Rank 8. Dickens as Publisher 9. Marketing Middlemarch 10. Hardy: Breaking into Fiction Notes Index

The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel

Yet most that I've mentioned centre their case studies around sites of conflict
between author and publisher that read the two as ... But here I would hope to
uncover a wider range of understandings of the way Victorian novelists and
publishers ...

The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel

Author: Lisa Rodensky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533148

Page: 808

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The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel contributes substantially to a thriving scholarly field by offering new approaches to familiar topics as well as essays on topics often overlooked.

Alexander Strahan Victorian Publisher

Alexander Strahan , “ Charles Knight , Publisher , ” Good Words 8 ( September
1867 ) : 615 . ... H . J . Hanham , “ Mid - Century Scottish Nationalism : Romantic
and Radical , ” in Ideas and Institutions of Victorian Britain : Essays in Honour of ...

Alexander Strahan  Victorian Publisher

Author: Patricia Thomas Srebrnik

Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press

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Page: 269

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The Victorian Statutes

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proprietor ...

The Victorian Statutes

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Victorian Periodicals Review

°Guinevere L . Griest , Mudie ' s Circulating Library and the Victorian Novel (
Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1970 ) , and J . A . Sutherland , Victorian Novelists
and Their Publishers ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1976 ) . This paper is based
solely on ...

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Royal A . Gettmann , A Victorian Publisher : A Study of the Bentley Papers (
Cambridge , 1961 ) ; Richard D . Altick , The ... Public 1800 - 1900 ( Chicago ,
1963 ) ; John A . Sutherland , Victorian Novelists and their Publishers ( London ,
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