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Annals of a Publishing House

Annals of a Publishing House
3 Volume Set


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

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108021425

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  • Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and an impressive list of famous writers. These included Thomas de Quincey, Walter Scott, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot and Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The Magazine introduced the convention of having novels issued in serial form before publication as a book, which became standard practice for Victorian authors. Owing to the death in 1897 of Mrs Oliphant, the originally commissioned author and successful novelist, Volume 3 was written by Mary Porter, daughter of John Blackwood, sixth son of the founder, under whose control the firm greatly increased its influence and range of publications.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108021425
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 68 mm
    • weight: 2.3kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. William Blackwood
    2. The tales of my landlord
    3. The magazine
    4. The world turned upside down
    5. John Gibson Lockhart
    6. Christopher North
    7. The Ettrick shepherd
    8. William Maginn
    9. Coleridge - De Quincey
    10. John Galt - John Wilson Croker
    11. Other contributors. Volume 2:
    12. Publications
    13. New contributors
    14. Domestic life
    15. Domestic and public life
    16. Illness and death
    17. The brothers
    18. More lights of 'Maga'
    19. The metropolitan branch
    20. The rank and file
    21. London and Edinburgh
    22. 37 Paternoster Row
    23. The new Blackwood band
    24. Major Blackwood
    Index. Volume 3:
    1. Early life of John Blackwood
    2. George Eliot's early novels
    3. Edinburgh and London
    4. A. W. Kinglake and The Invasion of the Crimea
    5. Laurence Oliphant
    6. The editorial sanctum
    7. Strathtyrum
    8. Charles Lever
    9. 'The military staff of Blackwood'
    10. The editor abroad
    11. Mrs Oliphant and new recruits
    12. George Eliot's later works
    13. Last years

  • Authors

    Margaret Oliphant

    Mary Blackwood Porter

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