Book History, Volume 2

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Penn State Press, Jan 8, 2001 - Authorship - 280 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

Aboriginal Sign Systems and
1
The Circulation
28
The Sedbergh Book Club
78
Charlotte von Hezel Markets
96
The Definition of British Music
122
Thomas Carlyle His American Audiences
146
Play Publication Readers and the Decline of Victorian Drama
173
A Turn in British Publishing
188
The Boundaries of American Religious Publishing in the Early
207
Popular Science Books in the 1950s
218
THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLINE
254
Contributors
267
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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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