Authorship, commerce and the public : scenes of writing, 1750-1850 /
[compiled by] E.J. Clery, Caroline Franklin, Peter Garside.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, c2002.
xi, 242 p. : ill.
0333964551 (cloth)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, c2002.
0333964551 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection represents a new wave of critical writing extending cultural materialism beyond its accustomed concern with historicizing the words on the page into the economics of literature, and the investigation of neglected areas of print culture.
Table of Contents
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Notes on the Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Authorshipp. 27
Anne Grant and the Professionalization of Privacyp. 29
Women Poets and Anonymity in the Romantic Erap. 44
Walter Scott: Anonymity and the Unmasking of Harlequinp. 54
James Hogg and his Publishers: The Queen's Wake and Queen Hayndep. 67
Authority and Community: John Clare and John Taylorp. 84
Commercep. 101
Eliza Haywood and the Discourse of Tastep. 103
Camilla in the Marketplace: Moral Marketing and Feminist Editing an 1796 and 1802p. 120
Economics, Expertise, Enterprise and the Literary Scene: The Commercial Management Ethos in British Circulating Libraries, 1780-1830p. 136
Popular Romanticism? Publishing, Readership and the Making of Literary Historyp. 153
The Publicp. 169
Cultures of Print: Mass Markets and Theories of the Liberal Public Spherep. 171
'The Hastings Circle': Writers and Writing in Calcutta in the Last Quarter of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 186
A 'Memorable Grave': The Abject Subtext of Charles Lloyd's Edmund Oliverp. 203
State Patronage and the Romantic Writer: Henry Taylor's Modest Proposalp. 218
Indexp. 237
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