Macmillan's Magazine, 1859-1907: No Flippancy Or Abuse Allowed

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Ashgate, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 186 pages
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In this work, George Worth addresses five principal questions. Where did Macmillan's come from, and why in 1859? Who or what was the guiding spirit behind the magazine, especially in its early, formative years? What cluster of ideas gave it such coherence as it manifested during that period? How did it and its parent firm deal with authors and juggle their periodical work and the books they produced for Macmillan and Co.? And what, finally, accounted for the palpable decline in the quality and fiscal health of Macmillan's during the last 25 year of its life and, ultimately, for its death?
Worth includes a treasure trove of original material about the magazine, much of it drawn from unpublished manuscripts and other previously untapped primary sources. Macmillan's Magazine, 1859-1907 contributes to the understanding not only of one significant Victorian periodical but also, more generally, of the literary and cultural milieu in which it originated, flourished, declined, and expired.

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George J. Worth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas.

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