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ISBN-13: 9781405132916

"The significant other to the Victorian Novel" offers contextual and significant information regarding the complete variety of British fiction released among 1837 and 1901. offers contextual and significant information regarding the full diversity of British fiction released throughout the Victorian interval. Explains concerns similar to Victorian religions, classification constitution, and Darwinism to those that are surprising with them. contains unique, obtainable chapters written through well known and rising students within the box of Victorian reports. excellent for college kids and researchers looking up to the moment insurance of contexts and traits, or as a kick off point for a survey direction.

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First publ. , Thomas Hardy’s Personal Writings (London: Macmillan), 125–33. (First publ. ) Hepburn, James (1968), The Author’s Empty Purse and the Rise of the Literary Agent (London: Oxford University Press). , Essays in the History of Publishing in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the House of Longman, 1724–1974 (London: Longman), 141–86. Keating, Peter (1989), The Haunted Study: A Social History of the English Novel 1875–1914 (London: Secker & Warburg). McDonald, Peter D. (1997), British Literary Culture and Publishing Practice 1880–1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

At first the inspectors could do little to improve education. They could only prod failing schools by filing critical reports, which were likely to provoke furious reactions from their Anglican or Dissenting sponsors. But some inspectors (notably Matthew Arnold) were eventually able to use their positions to agitate for school reform. In 1846 Parliament created a program to train pupil–teachers, thus opening up a new (though ill-paid) profession to the brightest working-class children. Under the 1870 Education Act sponsored by W.

Ironically, then, even as Moore attacked Mudie and the three-decker, Mudie was himself coming to see the three-volume novel as an economic hindrance. Such complaints turned into action after Charles Mudie’s son, Arthur, took control of the business. In 1894, he announced that Mudie’s would cease dealing with any publisher who did not drastically reduce the price of library editions and wait one year before publishing cheap editions. Since producing three-volume novels on such terms would, as he recognized, spell economic disaster for publishers, his edict ensured the swift demise of the three-decker: the year Mudie issued his decree, British publishers produced 184 three-deckers; in 1895, fifty-two; in 1897, four (Feather 1988: 155).

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