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Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century

Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century
With a Prelude of Early Reminiscences
3 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108074254

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  • Charles Knight (1791–1873), the son of a Windsor bookseller, was apprenticed to his father at the age of fourteen. He read widely and systematically, and began to buy, collect and sell rare books. He also worked as a liberal-leaning journalist, and, on moving to London, set up as a publisher, then took to freelance writing, and acted as manager of the publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1832, he launched the Penny Magazine, offering the working classes useful information, within a moral context of thrift and self-discipline. Knight continued to write - on Shakespeare, on Caxton, on English history - while at the same time being at the centre of the British publishing industry. His 1864–5 three-volume autobiography (reissued here in its posthumous 1873 edition) provides insights into the economics as well as the personalities of the mid-Victorian publishing world.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108074254
    • length: 1066 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.36kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introductory
    Preface
    Part I. Early Reminiscences:
    1-2
    Part II. The First Epoch:
    1-10. Volume 2: Part III. The Second Epoch:
    1-15
    Note to ch. 15. Volume 3: Part IV. The Third Epoch:
    1-8
    Note to ch. 8
    9
    Note to ch. 9
    10-13
    Note to ch. 13
    14. L'envoy
    Index.

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    Charles Knight

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