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Book History, vol. 5

Edited by Ezra Greenspan, and Jonathan Rose

BUY

304 pages
6" × 9"
29 b&w illustrations
2001

Book History, vol. 5

Edited by Ezra Greenspan, and Jonathan Rose

Book History is the annual journal of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Inc. (SHARP).

 

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Winner of the 2000 Best New Journal Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Book History is the annual journal of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Inc. (SHARP).

Book History is devoted to every aspect of the history of the book, broadly defined as the history of the creation, dissemination, and the reception of script and print. Book History publishes research on the social, economic, and cultural history of authorship, editing, printing, the book arts, publishing, the book trade, periodicals, newspapers, ephemera, copyright, censorship, literary agents, libraries, literary criticism, canon formation, literacy, literacy education, reading habits, and reader response.

Ezra Greenspan is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. Among his other publications is George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher (Penn State, 2000).

Jonathan Rose is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in Book History at Drew University. He was the founding president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. He is the editor of The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation (2001) and the author of The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001).

Contents

Contributors

Part I

1. Morton's Maypole and the Indians: Publishing in Early New England, by Matt Cohen

2. Adults Only? Children and Children's Books in British Circulating Libraries, 1748–1848, by M. O. Grenby

3. Internationalizing Book Distribution in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Origins of Finnish Bookstores, by Jyrki Hakapää

4. Franz Josef's Time Machine: Images of Modernity in the Era of Mechanical Photoreproduction, by Marija Dalbello

5. Dickinson as Child's Fare: The Author Served Up in St. Nicholas, by Ingrid Satelmajer

6. Seeking "Significance": Actual Readers, Specific Reading Communities, by Christine Pawley

7. Corporate Publishing and Canonization: Neuromancer and Science-Fiction Publishing in the 1970s and Early 1980s, by Sarah Brouillette

8. No Longer Left Behind: Amazon.com, Reader-Response, and the Changing Fortunes of the Christian Novel in America, by Paul Gutjahr

The State of the Discipline: The Epistemology of Publishing Statistics

9. Book Production in British India, 1850-1900, by Robert Darnton

10. Quantitative Method, Literary History, by Priya Joshi

11. Number Magic in Nigeria, by Wendy Griswold

12. Very Necessary but Not Quite Sufficient: A Personal View of Quantitative Analysis in Book History, by Simon Eliot

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