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Authorship, Commerce and the Public: Scenes of Writing 1750-1850

Authorship, Commerce and the Public: Scenes of Writing 1750-1850 (Hardback)

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These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection represents a new wave of critical writing extending cultural materialism beyond its accustomed concern with historicizing the words on the page into the economics of literature, and the investigation of neglected areas of print culture.

PAUL CHIRICO Director of Studies in English, Jesus College, Cambridge WILLIAM CHRISTIE Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sydney BENJAMIN COLBERT Senior Lecturer in English, University of Wolverhampton PAULA R. FELDMAN C. Wallace Martin Chair in English, University of South Carolina MICHAEL J. FRANKLIN Research Fellow, English Department, University of Wales, Aberystwyth ROBERT W. JONES Lecturer, School of English, University of Leeds PAUL KEEN Associate Professor of English, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada CLAIRE LAMONT Professor of English Romantic Literature, University of Newcastle DOUGLAS S. MACK Professor, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling PAM PERKINS Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Manitoba SARA SALIH Lecturer in English, University of Kent, Canterbury CHRISTOPHER SKELTON-FOORD Reading Rooms and Information Services Manager, The British Library Newspaper Library, London JUDITH STODDART Associate Professor of English, Michigan State University

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