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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain 7 Volume Hardback Set: Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain 7 Volume Hardback Set: Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond (Hardback)

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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain is an authoritative series which surveys the history of publishing, bookselling, authorship and reading in Britain. This seventh and final volume surveys the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a range of perspectives in order to create a comprehensive guide, from growing professionalisation at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the impact of digital technologies at the end. Its multi-authored focus on the material book and its manufacture broadens to a study of the book's authorship and readership, and its production and dissemination via publishing and bookselling. It examines in detail key market sectors over the course of the period, and concludes with a series of essays concentrating on aspects of book history: the book in wartime; class, democracy and value; books and other media; intellectual property and copyright; and imperialism and post-imperialism.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPublishing industryEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 13/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9781107010604  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrew Nash is Reader in Book History and Deputy Director of the Institute of English Studies, University of London. In addition to books on Victorian and Scottish literature he has edited or co-edited The Culture of Collected Editions (2003), Literary Cultures and the Material Book (2007) and New Directions in the History of the Novel (2014). Claire Squires is Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling. Her publications include Marketing literature: the making of contemporary writing in Britain (2007) and, with Padmini Ray Murray, the article 'The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit'. I. R. Willison held several senior posts in the British Museum Library from 1955 until his retirement in 1987. As Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of English Studies he has played a leading part in the development of book history as a field in the English-speaking world. He edited volume 4 of the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (Cambridge, 1972) and has authored numerous essays on bibliography, book history, and librarianship in Britain and in a global context. He was awarded a CBE for services to the History of the Book in 2005.

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