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

Author: Lee Erickson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
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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.
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Erickson, Lee.
Economy of literary form.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604933653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Erickson
ISBN: 0801851459 9780801851452 0801863589 9780801863585
OCLC Number: 32394070
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Lee Erickson.
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