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The Resource Author and printer in Victorian England, Allan C. Dooley

Author and printer in Victorian England, Allan C. Dooley

Label
Author and printer in Victorian England
Title
Author and printer in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Allan C. Dooley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author and Printer in Victorian England demonstrates that printing technology shapes texts. The technology involved was a nineteenth-century revolution in printing methods; the texts were classic literary works by Victorian authors. What was at stake was textual control: who would decide how the text would read - author, compositor, printer's reader, or publisher? In a unique fusion of literary history and printing history, Allan C. Dooley explores the interactions between individual authors and their publishers and printers. He takes the reader through each stage of a work's development, illustrating how authors attempted to perfect and protect their writings from compositional manuscript through stereotyped reprints. His analysis includes details of a wide range of technical innovations and changes in practices in the printing of books between the development of printing machines in the 1830s and 1840s and the introduction of the Linotype in the 1890s. Drawing on the experiences of leading Victorian authors, he shows how nineteenth-century printing practices both enhanced and diminished writers' abilities to control texts. He reveals that much more was under their control than has commonly been believed and that many authors took advantage of printing technologies in order to gain and maintain control over the texts of their works. But new kinds of errors and new sources of inaccuracy were introduced by the technology as well. One little-known but surprising fact pointed out by Dooley: Victorian authors frequently saw only one set of proofs, which they had to correct with great speed and without their manuscripts in hand. Author and Printer in Victorian England reaches some surprising and controversial conclusions, occasionally touching on current debates about the theory and practice of scholarly editing. Groundbreaking in its scholarship, it provides a basis for future work
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dooley, Allan C
Dewey number
820.9/008
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.T48
LC item number
D66 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • Printing
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
  • Kopijbewerking
  • Uitgeven
  • Tekstvarianten
  • Boekdrukkunst
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Écrivains et éditeurs
  • Schriftsteller
  • Drucktechnik
  • Edition
  • Geschichte (1832-1902)
  • Literatur
  • Boekdrukkunst
  • Kopijbewerking
  • Littérature anglaise - 19e siècle - Histoire et critique
  • Tekstvarianten
  • Uitgeven
  • Écrivains et éditeurs - Grande-Bretagne - 19e siècle
Label
Author and printer in Victorian England, Allan C. Dooley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Composition -- Proofing -- Printing -- Reprinting -- Some Victorian authors and their reprints -- Documents, technology, and evidence -- Authorial control -- Textual change and textual criticism
Control code
25552895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780813914015
Lccn
92010420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477667
Label
Author and printer in Victorian England, Allan C. Dooley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Composition -- Proofing -- Printing -- Reprinting -- Some Victorian authors and their reprints -- Documents, technology, and evidence -- Authorial control -- Textual change and textual criticism
Control code
25552895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780813914015
Lccn
92010420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1477667

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