Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace
The Role of Newspaper Syndicates in America, 1860-1900
By (author) Charles Alan Johanningsmeier
Series edited by Terry Belanger David McKitterick
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Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace by Charles Alan Johanningsmeier
Book DescriptionConventional literary history has virtually ignored the role of newspaper syndicates in publishing some of the most famous nineteenth-century writers. Stephen Crane, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain were among those who offered their early fiction to 'Syndicates', firms which subsequently sold the work to newspapers across America for simultaneous, first-time publication. This newly decentralised process profoundly affected not only the economics of publishing, but also the relationship between authors, texts and readers. In the first full-length study of this publishing phenomenon, Charles Johanningsmeier evaluates the unique site of interaction syndicates held between readers and texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520188
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Alan Johanningsmeier
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The first full-length study of the role of syndicates in the publishing history of nineteenth-century America.
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