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Publisher to the decadents : Leonard Smithers in the careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson

Author: James G Nelson; Peter Mendes
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Publisher to the Decadents chronicles the experiences of Leonard Smithers (1861-1907), a key figure in the literary culture of late Victorian England. In his day he was known primarily for publishing books of upscale erotica. He became the publisher of choice for the Decadents, including most notably Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Leonard C Smithers; Aubrey Beardsley; Oscar Wilde; Ernest Christopher Dowson; Aubrey Beardsley; Oscar Wilde; Ernest Christopher Dowson; Aubrey Beardsley; Ernest Christopher Dowson; Leonard C Smithers; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Nelson; Peter Mendes
ISBN: 0271019735 9780271019734 0271019743 9780271019741
OCLC Number: 40943409
Description: xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Smithers's Early Career: Captain Sir Richard Burton --
2. Smithers's Early Career: Harry Sidney Nichols --
3. Smithers's Career, 1895-1900, and the Savoy --
4. Smithers's Career, 1895-1900: The Glory Years --
5. Smithers and Aubrey Beardsley --
6. Smithers and Oscar Wilde --
7. Smithers and Ernest Dowson --
8. Smithers's Career, 1900-1907: Years of Obloquy --
App. A. Smithers and the Erotic Book Trade --
App. B. Smithers and the Chiswick Press --
App. C. List of Smithers's Rare-Book Catalogues --
App. D. Checklist of Smithers's Publications.
Responsibility: James G. Nelson ; with an appendix on Smithers and the erotic book trade by Peter Mendes and a checklist of Smithers' publications by James G. Nelson and Peter Mendes.

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"Publisher to the Decadents chronicles the experiences of Leonard Smithers (1861-1907), a key figure in the literary culture of late Victorian England. In his day he was known primarily for publishing books of upscale erotica. He became the publisher of choice for the Decadents, including most notably Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley."--Jacket.

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