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The Resource The economy of literary form : English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850, Lee Erickson

The economy of literary form : English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850, Lee Erickson

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The economy of literary form : English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850
Title
The economy of literary form
Title remainder
English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850
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Lee Erickson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first half of the nineteenth century, technological developments in printing led to the industrialization of English publishing, made books and periodicals affordable to many new readers, and changed the market for literature. In The Economy of Literary Form Lee Erickson analyzes the effects on literature as authors and publishers responded to the new demands of a rapidly expanding literary marketplace
  • These developments, Erickson argues, offer a new understanding of the differences between Romantic and Victorian literature. As publishing became more profitable, authors were able to devote themselves more professionally to their writing. The changing market for literature also affected the relative cultural status of literary forms. As poetry became less profitable, it became more difficult to publish. As periodicals grew in popularity, essays became the center of reviews, and their authors the arbiters of culture. The novel, which had long sold chiefly to circulating libraries, found an outlet in magazine serialization - and novelists discovered a new popular audience
  • With chapters on William Wordsworth, Thomas Carlyle, and Jane Austen, as well as on specific literary genres, The Economy of Literary Form provides a significant new synthesis of recent publishing history which helps to explain the differences and continuities between Romantic and Victorian literature. It will be of interest not only to literary critics and historians but also to bibliographic historians, cultural or economic historians, and all who have an interest in the commercialization of English publishing in the nineteenth century
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Erickson, Lee
Dewey number
820.9/007
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR451
LC item number
.E75 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and readers
  • Authorship
  • Literature and society
  • Printing
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • London (England)
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The economy of literary form : English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850, Lee Erickson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Marginal Utility of Literary Form -- Ch. 1. The Poets' Corner: The Impact of Technological Changes in Printing on English Poetry -- Ch. 2. The Egoism of Authorship: Wordsworth's Poetic Career -- Ch. 3. Ideological Focus and the Market for the Essay -- Ch. 4. Carlyle's Old Clothes Philosophy: The Material Form of Literature -- Ch. 5. The Economy of Novel Reading: Jane Austen and the Circulating Library -- Ch. 6. Marketing the Novel, 1820-1850 -- Conclusion: Traffic in the Heart: English Literature in the Publishing Market
Control code
32394070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780801851452
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
95017054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The economy of literary form : English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850, Lee Erickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) 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
Introduction: The Marginal Utility of Literary Form -- Ch. 1. The Poets' Corner: The Impact of Technological Changes in Printing on English Poetry -- Ch. 2. The Egoism of Authorship: Wordsworth's Poetic Career -- Ch. 3. Ideological Focus and the Market for the Essay -- Ch. 4. Carlyle's Old Clothes Philosophy: The Material Form of Literature -- Ch. 5. The Economy of Novel Reading: Jane Austen and the Circulating Library -- Ch. 6. Marketing the Novel, 1820-1850 -- Conclusion: Traffic in the Heart: English Literature in the Publishing Market
Control code
32394070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780801851452
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
95017054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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