Kegan Paul, a Victorian Imprint: Publishers, Books and Cultural History

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Routledge, 1998 - Social Science - 218 pages
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Kegan Paul - A Victorian Imprint is a notable contribution to the scholarly discipline known as the history of the book. It is a detailed study of the establishment and growth of a Victorian publisher, and illustrates the way in which publishers acted as important gatekeepers in their culture by mediating between authors and readers, by selecting those texts that appeared in print, and by creating the physical formats in which they became familiar. The work exemplifies the way in which the history of an imprint can illuminate the cultural history of its time and place.
Kegan Paul - A Victorian Imprint will be of great interest to students of Victorian cultural and literary history, to historians of publishing and specialists in women's writing, to bibliographers and librarians and to all who love fine books.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Henry S King businessman of letters
15
Charles Kegan Paul pastor to publisher
48
Kegan Paul Trench the partnership with a reputation for serious and beautiful books 18771888
84
Kegan Paul Trench Triibner Co Ltd a financial crisis and a revolution in management 18891911
138
The Kegan Paul legacy the making consolidation and survival of a reputation for serious books
174
Notes
191
Chronology of Events
208
Whos Who
211
Index
213
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Leslie Howsam is currently Associate Professor in the Department of History, at University of Windsor, Canada.

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