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British literary culture and publishing practice, 1880-1914

Author: Peter D McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in publishing and printing history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about the radical transformation of British literary culture during the period 1880 to 1914 as seen through the early publishing careers of three highly influential writers, Joseph Conrad, Arnold Bennett and Arthur Conan Doyle. Peter D. McDonald examines the cultural politics of the period by considering the social structure of the literary world in which these writers were read and understood. Through
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Arnold Bennett; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Joseph Conrad; Arnold Bennett; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Joseph Conrad; Arnold Bennett; Arthur Conan Doyle; Joseph Conrad; Arnold Bennett; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D McDonald
ISBN: 0521571499 9780521571494
OCLC Number: 36008479
Description: xi, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The literary field in the 1890s --
Ch. 1. Men of letters and children of the sea: Joseph Conrad and the Henley Circle --
Ch. 2. Playing the field: Arnold Bennett as novelist, serialist and journalist --
Ch. 3. Light reading and the dignity of letters: George Newnes, Ltd. and the making of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in publishing and printing history.
Responsibility: Peter D. McDonald.
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'No-one interested in the social and literary history of the period could fail to learn more about its complexities from [this] book.' Library Association Record

 
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