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.
Author: Royal A. Gettmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
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?
Author: John Sutherland
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.
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.
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.
Author: J. A. Sutherland
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
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
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 ...
Author: Lisa Rodensky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
CHAPTER 2 CHARLES KEGAN PAUL, PASTOR TO PUBLISHER harles Kegan
Paul's family did not share the double-barrelled surname affected by their
husband and father. They were plain Mrs Paul, the three Misses Paul and young
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
The Kegan Paul imprint was created and its reputation for a distinguished list of titles established during a forty-year period from 1871 to 1911. Several publishers, and their firms, were involved in the development of the imprint during this period, beginning with Henry S. King and Company, and following in 1877 with Charles Kegan Paul and his partner Alfred Chenevix Trench. A financial crisis in 1889 forced an amalgamation with two other businesses and the new firm changed managers periodically until George Routledge and Son took over the business in 1911.Leslie Howsam combines biography and analytic bibliography in her study of the Kegan Paul imprint to demonstrate the value of publishing history as a contribution to the scholarly study of the book. Basing her research on intensive work in the company's surviving archives and supplemented by extensive library work with the actual books, Howsam looks at the wide range of significant titles published for the imprint. In addition, she reconstructs a biographical and business history of the firm based on published and unpublished accounts of the individuals involved, including the publishers and their families, and looks at the effects of changing business practices. The focus of Victorian Imprint Kegan Paul is the duality of imprint: the publisher's imprint upon a list of books, and publisher's personalities, the imprint of their taste and judgment on the culture in which they lived.
Drawing on research into the book-production records of twelve publishers taken at ten-year intervals from 1836 to 1916, this book interprets broad trends in the growth and diversity of book publishing in Victorian Britain.
Author: Alexis Weedon
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing on research into the book-production records of twelve publishers taken at ten-year intervals from 1836 to 1916, this book interprets broad trends in the growth and diversity of book publishing in Victorian Britain. Chapters explore the significance of the export trade to the colonies and the rising importance of towns outside London as centres of publishing; the influence of technological change in increasing the variety and quantity of books; and how the business practice of literary publishing developed to expand the market for British and American authors.The book takes examples from the purchase and sale of popular fiction as well as works by canonical authors such as George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, and Mark Twain. Consideration of the unique demands of the educational market complements the focus on fiction, as readers, arithmetic books, music, geography, science textbooks and Greek and Latin classics became more of a staple for publishing houses.
The book is first-hand history; Julia records in her journals her day-to-day life from 140 years ago, some of the events that she witnessed would hardly seem possible, or even acceptable in today’s world.
Author: Martin Laurie
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
The Journals of a Victorian Traveller contains the transcribed and edited journals of Julia Biddulph who travelled the world with her husband during the last two decades of the 19th Century. The journals had remained unread since being rescued from the ruins of a bombed house in Canterbury during the Second World War. Julia Biddulph was a daughter of the Empire; her husband was a soldier and Political Agent in India. Julia’s first journey to India in the 1860s had taken seven weeks. Within thirty years she records her record voyage from Charing Cross, London to Bombay in thirteen days and six hours. She had a great enthusiasm for life and preferred to take part, rather than watch from the side-lines, which would have been the easy option for ladies in similar circumstances to her own. The book is first-hand history; Julia records in her journals her day-to-day life from 140 years ago, some of the events that she witnessed would hardly seem possible, or even acceptable in today’s world. Martin Laurie was born and raised in Essex where he worked for over thirty years as a farmer in a family partnership. He is now an ex-farmer with a life-long interest in the countryside and its traditions. Martin says, “I have always had a fascination with history and after reading the journals, I realised that they might be of interest to a wider audience. When reading the journals or diaries of an individual from many years ago, you are transported into their life; what they saw, touched and even smelt; it is first-hand. You can agree or disagree, approve or disapprove of what they wrote, but you cannot alter the fact that it is history. These diaries were written by my ancestor, Julia Biddulph (1844–1933).”
If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or 1000 Years of Annoying the French, you will love this book. ***** 'Goodman skilfully creates a portrait of daily Victorian life with accessible, compelling, and deeply sensory ...
Author: Ruth Goodman
Publisher: Penguin UK
How to be a Victorian - travel back in time with the BBC's Ruth Goodman Step into the skin of your ancestors . . . We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Catch the omnibus to work and do the laundry in your corset? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living . . . How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman is a radical new approach to history; a journey back in time more intimate, personal and physical than anything before. It is one told from the inside out - how our forebears interacted with the practicalities of their world - and it is a history of those things that make up the day-to-day reality of life, matters so small and seemingly mundane that people scarcely mention them in their diaries or letters. Moving through the rhythm of the day, from waking up to the sound of a knocker-upper man poking a stick at your window, to retiring for nocturnal activities, when the door finally closes on twenty four hours of life, this astonishing guide illuminates the overlapping worlds of health, sex, fashion, food, school, work and play. If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or 1000 Years of Annoying the French, you will love this book. Ruth Goodman is an independent scholar and historian, specialising in social and domestic history. She works with a wide range of museums and other academic institutions exploring the past of ordinary people and their activities. She has presented a number of BBC 2 television series, including Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm. In each of these programs, she spent a year recreating life from a different period. As well as her involvement with the Farm series, Ruth makes frequent appearances on The One Show and Coast.
This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life and the position of men and women in late nineteenth-century society.
Author: Fiona MacDonald
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
Category: Great Britain
This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life and the position of men and women in late nineteenth-century society. The humorous, cartoon-style illustrations make learning fun, and encourage young readers to engage with the central character. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. It is relevant to Key Stage 2 history and helps to achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.
Pantazzi: JL Pantazzi, S 'John Leighton, 1822-1912: a versatile Victorian
designer: his designs for book covers' Connoisseur 152 April 1963. 262-73-
Pantazzi: 4D Pantazzi, S 'Four designers of English publisher's bindings 1850-
1880, and ...
William Pickering ( 1796-1854 ) was another publisher who cared very much
what his books looked like . Pickering did not , to any great extent , go in for the
Christmas gift book and annual trade , for which the more elaborately designed
The Public and Private Acts of Victoria, Also the Acts of the Federal Council of
Australasia, and a Selection of the ... a written requisition from the Chief Secretary
, the publisher of such newspaper shall deposit with the Registrar - General an ...
Author: Mary Elizabeth LeightonPublish On: 2012-08-20
Victorian. Print. Media. and. the. Reading. Public. Mary. Elizabeth. Leighton. and.
Lisa. Surridge. In an 1840 lecture, Thomas Carlyle ... In 1854, Victorian publisher
Charles Knight celebrated this “great era of cheapness”: “It made the essayists.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Leighton
Publisher: Broadview Press
Category: Literary Collections
The Victorian era witnessed dramatic transformations in print culture, and this new anthology covers the exciting intellectual and social debates of the period. From first-person accounts of the lives of factory workers to Oscar Wilde's aesthetic theory, and from narratives of British travelers in Africa and Asia to Havelock Ellis's theories of "sexual inversion," the surprising diversity of nineteenth-century nonfiction writing is represented. Illustrations from Victorian periodicals provide a vivid sense of the original reading experience. The book's thematic organization emphasizes the social and historical contexts of prose writings, as well as the way in which these writings address each other. In addition to a general critical introduction, the anthology features new thematic introductions by experts in the field.