Book History, Volume 3

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Penn State Press, Aug 1, 2000 - Reference - 328 pages
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Book History is the annual journal of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Inc. (SHARP).

Book History is devoted to every aspect of the history of the book, broadly defined as the history of the creation, dissemination, and the reception of script and print. Book History publishes research on the social, economic, and cultural history of authorship, editing, printing, the book arts, publishing, the book trade, periodicals, newspapers, ephemera, copyright, censorship, literary agents, libraries, literary criticism, canon formation, literacy, literacy education, reading habits, and reader response.

 

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Contents

The Learned Library of the SeventeenthCentury Merchant
1
The Reading Experience of a Sheffield Apprentice 1798
21
Reassessing the Reputation of Thomas Tegg London Publisher 17761846
45
Rotten Forgotten? An Apologia for a General Publisher
61
A Culture Industry in Late Victorian Britian
94
Psychological Crystal Palace? Late Victorian Confession Albums
125
Matthew Arnolds Two Audiences 18881930
155
A Scottish Invasion of French Publishing 19101914
166
Advertising WorkingClass Readers and Pulp Magazines
204
Edward L Bernayss 1930 Campaign Against Dollar Books
231
What We Talk About When We Talk About The New Yorker
253
The BestSeller List as Marketing Tool and Historical Fiction
286
Terra Incognita Toward a Historiography of Book Fastenings and Book Furniture
305
Contributors
315
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About the author (2000)

Ezra Greenspan is Kahn Distinguished Professor of English, Southern Methodist University. Among his other publications is George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher (Penn State Press, 2000).

Jonathan Rose is Professor of History at Drew University. His other books include The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001) and The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation (2001).

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