This is a study of the rise and activity of the London publishing house which started in 1829 as Bentley and Colburn and was finally absorbed by Macmillan in 1898.
Author: Royal A. Gettmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This is a study of the rise and activity of the London publishing house which started in 1829 as Bentley and Colburn and was finally absorbed by Macmillan in 1898. Professor Gettmann has worked from the surviving papers of the firm and it is probable that he has here given more detail about the aims, methods and successes of an English publisher of the time than can be found anywhere else. Since there is constant reference from the activities of Bentley to that of his contemporaries, it is also a microcosm of English authorship and publishing from the time of Scott to that of Meredith: one of the great period of English publishing enterprise. It discusses movements of taste and cycles of popular reading and illustrates the relationship between publisher and author. It also deals with authors' contracts and rewards and in short, deals with every aspect of English publishing in an important period.
Mrs M. O. Oliphant, Annals of a Publishing House, ii (Edinburgh and London,
1897), 163. ... other respects as he was engaged in breaking his unlucky
partnership with Colburn (see R. A. Gettmann, A Victorian Publisher (Cambridge,
Author: J. A. Sutherland
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
Introduction Part One: The Novel Publishing World, 1830-1870 1. Novel Publishing 1830-1870 2. Mass Market and Big Business: Novel Publishing at Midcentury 3. Craft versus Trade: Novelists and Publishers Part Two: Novelists, Novels and their Publishers, 1830-1870 4. Henry Esmond: The Shaping Power of Contract 5. Westward Ho!: 'A Popularly Successful Book' 6. Trollope: Making the First Rank 7. Lever and Ainsworth: Missing the First Rank 8. Dickens as Publisher 9. Marketing Middlemarch 10. Hardy: Breaking into Fiction Notes Index
Pantazzi: JL Pantazzi, S 'John Leighton, 1822-1912: a versatile Victorian
designer: his designs for book covers' Connoisseur 152 April 1963. 262-73-
Pantazzi: 4D Pantazzi, S 'Four designers of English publisher's bindings 1850-
1880, and ...
The Scottish publishing firm of William Blackwood & Sons, founded in 1804, was a major force in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literary history, publishing a diverse group of important authors—including George Eliot, John Galt, Thomas de Quincey, Margaret Oliphant, Anthony Trollope, Joseph Conrad, and John Buchan, among many others—in book form and in its monthlyBlackwood's Magazine. In The House of Blackwood, David Finkelstein exposes for the first time the successes and failures of this onetime publishing powerhouse. Finkelstein begins with a general history of the Blackwood firm from 1804 to 1920, attending to family dynamics over several generations, to their molding of a particular political and national culture, to the shaping of a Blackwood's audience, and to the multiple causes for the firm's decline in the decades before World War I. He then uses six case studies of authors—Conrad, Oliphant, John Hanning Speke, George Tompkyns Chesney, Charles Reade, and E. M. Forster—and their relationships with the publishing house. He mines the voluminous correspondence of the firm with its authors and, eventually, with the authors' agents. The value of the archive Finkelstein studies is its completeness, the depth of the ledger material (particularly interesting given that the Blackwoods did much of their own printing), and the extraordinary longevity of the firm. A key value of Finkelstein's account is his attention to the author/publisher/reader circuit that Robert Darnton emphasizes as the central focus of book history.
Exact figures will never be known but we can estimate that around 50,000 works were produced by around 3,500 novelists during the Victorian era. But who wrote these novels and what inspired them to write?
Author: John Sutherland
The proportion of Victorian novels in print today represents only a tiny fraction of what was published by this vast writing industry. Exact figures will never be known but we can estimate that around 50,000 works were produced by around 3,500 novelists during the Victorian era. But who wrote these novels and what inspired them to write? How were their novels published and how did they adapt their techniques to ensure the public's appetite for fiction was fed? Drawing on extensive research, John Sutherland builds up a fascinating picture of the cultural, social and commercial factors influencing the content and production of Victorian fiction. Collins, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray and Trollope are discussed in tandem with writers also very popular with the reading public - Reade, Lytton and Mrs Humphry Ward - but whose fame has not endured. As John Sutherland demonstrates, author-publisher relations played a central role in determining the success of new novels, with some impressive achievements on both sides. Richly informative on the Victorian literary and cultural scene, this important study by one of our leading scholars is set to become essential reading for all those interested in the evolution of the Victorian novel.
Derrick Leon , Ruskin the Great Victorian ( London : Routledge and Kegan Paul ,
1949 ; reprint , Hamden , Conn .: Archon Books , 1969 ) , 343. Greville ... Strahan
, “ Twenty Years of a Publisher's Life , ” 256 . Chapter V 1. Kenneth Macleod ...
Author: Patricia Thomas Srebrnik
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press
Introduction Part One: The Novel Publishing World, 1830-1870 1.
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: London : Athlone Press
Category: Authors and publishers
Introduction Part One: The Novel Publishing World, 1830-1870 1. Novel Publishing 1830-1870 2. Mass Market and Big Business: Novel Publishing at Midcentury 3. Craft versus Trade: Novelists and Publishers Part Two: Novelists, Novels and their Publishers, 1830-1870 4. Henry Esmond: The Shaping Power of Contract 5. Westward Ho : 'A Popularly Successful Book' 6. Trollope: Making the First Rank 7. Lever and Ainsworth: Missing the First Rank 8. Dickens as Publisher 9. Marketing Middlemarch 10. Hardy: Breaking into Fiction Notes Index
Fielding , T . H . , The Art of Engraving ( London , 1841 ) Gaulthier , M . , Achille et
Eugène Dévria ( Paris , 1925 ) Gettmann , R . A . , A Victorian Publisher ( Richard
Bentley ) ( Cambridge , 1960 ) Gigoux , J . , Causeries sur les artistes de mon ...
Author: John Buchanan-Brown
Publisher: New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll
In this major new study, John Buchanan-Brown demonstrates the importance of the period from 1820 to 1860 in the history of the illustrated book. The study illustrates the work of French and German artists and their influence upon their British counterparts, and considers such specific topics as social criticism and the development of children's literature. It includes appendices on aspects of engraving in England, notes on French and German illustrators and a glossary of technical terms.
A Victorian Art of Fiction: Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals, 1830-1850 (
New York, 1979); 1851-1869 (New York, 1979); 1870-1900 (New York, 1980). ...
Srebrnik, P. T., Alexander Strahan: Victorian Publisher (Ann Arbor, Mich., 1986).
This ground-breaking study deals with the creative explosions of book cover designs in Victorian Britain from 1830 to 1880. Due to new technical developments many practitioners such as Owen Jones, Walter Crane and John Leighton broke new ground in artistic styling. Edmund King, Head of the Newspaper Archives at the British Library, describes and indexes over 750 books with great detail. Many covers are beautifully illustrated in full color or b&w. This volume is an essential reference work for students of Victorian art and well as 19th-century publishing as binding practices. Co-published with The British Library. An example of a Victorian decorated trade binding Beautifully illustrated with over 200 color & b/w book cover illustrations
William Pickering ( 1796-1854 ) was another publisher who cared very much
what his books looked like . Pickering did not , to any great extent , go in for the
Christmas gift book and annual trade , for which the more elaborately designed
The critics surveyed so thoroughly by Professor Stang kept our greatgrandfathers
, and have eventually helped to keep ourselves , from drowning in the vast sea of
print . G . ARMOUR CRAIG Amherst College A Victorian Publisher : A Study of ...