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Common Writer Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street

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ISBN-10: 0521357217

ISBN-13: 9780521357210

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nigel Cross

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This book examines the conditions of authorship and the development of publishing and journalism during the nineteenth century. It provides the most detailed account yet of the social, cultural, and economic factors that control literary activity, and determine literary success or failure. There are chapters on the place of women and working-class writers in a predominantly male, middle-class publishing industry; on literary clubs, societies, and feuds; on patronage, charity, and state support for writers; on literary journalists and the development of the bohemian character; on the facts that inspired the fictional world of Thackeray's Pendennis and Gissing's New Grub Street; and on the…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/9/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK. He has vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design researcher through books such as Designerly Ways of Knowing and Analysing Design Activity, and editorship of the leading research journal, Design Studies.

Introduction: the common writer
Literature and charity: the Royal literary fund from David Williams to Charles Dickens
From prisons to pensions: Grub Street and its institutions
Bohemia in Fleet Street
The labouring muse: working-class writers and middle-class culture
The female drudge: women novelists and their publishers
Gissing's new Grub Street, 1880-1900