Book History, Volume 4

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Ezra Greenspan, Jonathan Rose
Penn State Press, Sep 13, 2001 - Authorship - 384 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

Crisis Continuity and Innovation
1
The Catechism as
17
The Failings of Popular News Censorship in NineteenthCentury
49
MidNineteenthCentury Arctic Shipboard
81
EditorReader Dialogue in Alexander Herzens
115
The Contradictions
133
Houghton Mifflin and Company and
177
British Book Sales as Documented
205
Constructing and Marketing
237
How Well Read Was My Valley? Reading Popular Fiction
277
Rabindranath Tagore
303
THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLINE
335
Contributors
371
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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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