Literature in the Marketplace
Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices
Edited by Professor John O. Jordan Professor Robert L. Patten
Series edited by Gillian Beer
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Literature in the Marketplace by Professor John O. Jordan
Book DescriptionThis wide-ranging and innovative collection of essays addresses important issues in cultural studies and the history of the book. Multidisciplinary in approach, the essays consider different aspects of the production, circulation, and consumption of printed texts throughout the nineteenth century. Topics studied include market trends, modes of publication, the use of pseudonyms by women writers, readerships and reading ideologies, and copyright law; and the book examines a wide range of printed materials, from valentines, advertisements, illustrations, and fashionable annuals, to the more traditional literary genres of poetry, fiction and periodical essays. The authors under discussion include Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Meredith, and Walter Pater. Contributors draw on speech-act, reader-response, and gender theory in addition to various historical, narratological, materialist, and bibliographical perspectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521452472
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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