Suggested Readings on Victorian Authorship and Publishing

Patrick Leary
History Department
Indiana University

Altick, Richard. The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Anderson, Patricia. The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture, 1790- 1860. New York: Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, 1992.

Anderson, Patricia and Jonathan Rose, eds. British Literary Publishing Houses, 1820- 1880 and British Literary Publishing Houses, 1881-1965. Detroit and London: Gale Research, 1991.

Anon. Origin and Progress of the Firm of Blackie and Son, 1809-74. London, 1897.

Anon. Some Chapters in a History of a Publishing House. [Adam & Charles Black] By "J.D.N." Edinburgh: Black, 1957.

Bain, I. Sharpe: Publisher and Bookseller, Picadilly: A Preliminary Survey of His Activities in the London Book Trade 1800-1840. 1960.

Barnes, James J. Authors, Publishers and Politicians: The Quest for an Anglo-American Copyright Agreement 1815-1854. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.

Barnes, James J. Free Trade in Books: A Study of the London Book Trade since 1800. New York: Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, 1964.

Bell, Edward. George Bell, Publisher: A Brief Memoir. London: privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1924.

Besant, Walter. The Pen and the Book. London, 1899.

Besterman, T. ed. The Publishing Firm of Cadell and Davies: Select Correspondence and Accounts, 1793-1836. New York: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Blackie, W. G. The Origin and Progress of the Firm of Blackie and Son 1809-1874. 1897.

Blake, Andrew. Reading Victorian Fiction: The Cultural Context and Ideological Content of the Nineteenth-Century Novel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Bolitho, H. A Batsford Century: The Record of a Hundred Years of Publishing and Bookselling, 1843-1943. 1943.

Briggs, Asa, ed. Essays in the History of Publishing. London: Longman, 1974.

Chambers, William. Memoir of Robert Chambers with Autobiographic Reminiscences of William Chambers. Edinburgh, 1872.

Chambers, William. Story of a Long and Busy Life. Edinburgh, 1872.

Chilcott, Tim. A Publisher and His Circle: The Life and Work of John Taylor, Keats's Publisher. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972.

Clowes, Alice A. Charles Knight: A Sketch. London: Bentley, 1892.

Clowes, W. B. Family Business, 1803-1953. Clowes, 1953.

Colby, Robert and Vineta Colby. The Equivocal Virtue: Mrs. Oliphant and the Victorian Literary Marketplace. Hampden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1968.

Coleman, D. C. The British Paper Industry 1495-1860. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958.

Cox, Harold and John E. Chandler. The House of Longman, with a Record of their Bicentenary Celebration, 1724-1924. London, 1925.

Crosland, Mrs. Newton. Landmarks of a Literary Life. 1893.

Cross, Nigel. The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Cross, Nigel. The Royal Literary Fund: 1790-1918. London: World Microfilms, 1984.

Curwen, Henry. A History of Booksellers, the Old and the New. London: Chatto & Windus, 1873.

Dent, H. R. The Memoirs of J. M. Dent, with Some Additions by H. R. Dent. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1928.

Derby, J. C. Fifty Years Amongst Authors, Books and Publishers, 1833-1883. London: S. Low, Son & Co., 1884.

Edwards, H. Sutherland. Personal Recollections. London, 1900.

Edwards, J. A. Brief Guide to the Archives and Manuscripts of Reading University Library. 1983.

Eliot, Simon. A Measure of Popularity: Public Library Holdings of Twenty-Four Popular Authors 1883-1912. History of the Book - On Demand Series (HOBODS) Number 2. Oxford and Bristol, 1992.

Eliot, Simon. Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing 1800-1919. Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society, Number 8. London: The Bibliographical Society, 1994.

Erickson, Lee. The Economy of Literary Form: English Literature and the Industrialization of Publishing, 1800-1850. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996.

Espinasse, Francis. Literary Recollections and Sketches. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1893.

Feather, John. A History of British Publishing. London: Croom Helm, 1988.

Feltes, Norman N. Literary Capital and the Late Victorian Novel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 1993.

Feltes, Norman N. Modes of Production of Victorian Novels. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Flower, D. Century of Bestsellers, 1830-1930. National Book Council, 1934.

Gettman, Royal A. A Victorian Publisher: A Study of the Bentley Papers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960.

Gillies, R. P. Memoirs of a Literary Veteran. 3 vols. London: Bentley, 1851.

Glynn, Jennifer. The Prince of Publishers: A Biography of George Smith. London: Allison and Busby, 1986.

Gomme, G. L. Book-Making and Book-Selling. London, 1888.

Gordon, Ian. John Galt: The Life of a Writer. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1972.

Graff, Harvey. The Legacies of Literacy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Graves, C. L. The Life and Letters of Alexander Macmillan. 1910.

Griest, Guinevere L. Mudie's Circulating Library and the Victorian Novel. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1970.

Gross, John. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters. New York: Collier, 1970.

Hagen, June S. Tennyson and His Publishers. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1979.

Haight, Gordon S. George Eliot and John Chapman, with Chapman's Diaries. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940.

Hall, N. John. Trollope: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Hall, S. C. Retrospect of a Long Life from 1815 to 1883. London: Bentley, 1883.

Hepburn, James. The Author's Empty Purse and the Rise of the Literary Agent. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Howsam, Leslie. Cheap Bibles: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

------. Kegan Paul: A Victorian Imprint: Publishers, Books and Cultural History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Hughes, Linda K. and Michael Lund. The Victorian Serial. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Hughes, Thomas. Memoir of Daniel Macmillan. London, 1882.

Huxley, Leonard. The House of Smith, Elder. London, privately printed, 1923.

James, Louis. Fiction for the Working Man: 1830-1850. New York: Oxford University Press, 1963; Penguin, 1974.

Jay, Harriet. Robert Buchanan: Some Account of His Life, His Life's Work, and His Literary Friendships. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903.

Jerdan, William. Autobiography. London, 1852-53.

Jordan, John O. and Robert L. Patten, editors. Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1995.

Kegan Paul, Charles. Memories. 1899.

Keir, D. The House of Collins. 1952.

Keynes, G. L. William Pickering, Publisher. 1924.

Knight, Charles. Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century. 3 vols. 1864- 65.

Landert, Jack W. The Bodley Head, 1887-1987. London: The Bodley Head, 1987.

Law, Graham. Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press. London: Palgrave, 2000.

Lireing, E. Adventure in Publishing: The House of Ward, Lock 1854-1954. 1954.

Lovell, Terry. Consuming Fiction. New York: Verso, 1987.

Maxwell, Herbert E. The Life and Times of the Right Hon. William Henry Smith, M.P. London, 1863.

Mackay, Charles. Forty Years' Recollections. London, 1877.

May, J. L. John Lane and the Nineties. 1936.

Mayo, Isabello Fyvie. Recollections of What I saw, What I Lived Through, and What I Learned, During More than Fifty Years of Social and Literary Experience. London: Murray, 1910.

McKay, George L. Some Notes on Robert Louis Stevenson, His Finances and His Agents and Publishers. New Haven, 1958.

Merriam, Harold G. Edward Moxon: Publisher of Poets. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1966.

Meyers, Robin and Michael Harris, eds. Author/Publisher Relations During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Oxford: Oxford Polytechnic Press, 1983.

Mitch, David F. The Rise of Popular Literacy in Victorian England: The Influence of Private Choice and Public Policy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Morgan, Charles. The House of Macmillan. London: Macmillan, 1943.

Mumby, Frank A. The House of Routledge. London, 1934

Mumby, Frank A. and Ian Norrie. Publishing and Bookselling. Part One: From the Earliest Times to 1870. Part Two: 1870-1970. London: Cape, 1974.

Neuberg, Victor. Popular Literature: A History and Guide. New York: Penguin, 1977.

Nowell-Smith, Simon. The House of Cassell, 1848-1958. London: Cassell and Company, 1958.

Oliphant, Margaret O. Annals of a Publishing House: William Blackwood and His Sons, Their Magazine and Friends. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897.

Oliphant, Margaret O. Autobiography. 1899; 1991.

Packer, Lona Mosk, ed. The Rossetti-Macmillan Letters. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963.

Paston, George. [Emily M. Symonds]. At John Murray's: Records of a Literary Circle 1843-1892. 1932.

Patten, Robert L. Charles Dickens and His Publishers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Paul, C. Kegan. Memories. London: Kegan Paul, 1899.

Payn, James. Gleams of Memory. London, 1894.

Pike, G. Holden. The Life of John Cassell. London, 1894.

Plant, Marjorie. The English Book Trade: An Economic History of the Making and Sale of Books. London, 1939.

Rees, Thomas and John Britton. Reminiscences of Literary London from 1779 to 1853; with Interesting Anecdotes of Publishers, Authors, and Book Auctioneers of that Period. London, 1853; New York, 1896.

Rose, Jonathan. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Class. New Haven: Yale, 2001.

Russell, Percy. Literary Manual. London, 1886.

Sala, G. A. The Life and Adventures of George Augustus Sala. London, 1895.

Shillingsburg, Peter. Pegasus in Harness: Victorian Publishing and W. M. Thackeray. London and Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992.

Smiles, Samuel. A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, with an Account of the Origin and Progress of the House, 1768-1843. London: John Murray, 1891.

Srebrnik, Patricia Thomas. Alexander Strahan, Victorian Publisher. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1986.

St. John, John. William Heinemann: A Century of Publishing, 1890-1990. London: Heinemann, 1990.

Sutherland, J. A. Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian. Oxford: Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, 1990.

Sutherland, J. A. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Sutherland, John . Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers. London: Macmillan. 1995.

Sutherland, J. A. Victorian Novelists and Publishers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Tillotson, Kathleen. Novels of the Eighteen-Forties. New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.

Tinsley, William. Random Recollections of an Old Publisher. 2 vols. London: Simkin, 1900.

Trollope, Anthony. Autobiography. London, 1883; World Classics edition, Oxford University Press, 1979.

Tuchman, Gaye and Nina E. Fortin. Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Turner, Michael L. Index and Guide to the Lists and Publications of Richard Bentley and Son, 1829-1898. New Jersey: Chadwick-Healey, 1975.

Vann, J. Don. Victorian Novels in Serial. New York: MLA, 1985.

Vizetelly, Henry. Glances back through Seventy Years. London, 1893.

Wallis, Philip. At the Sign of the Ship: Notes on the House of Longman, 1724-1974. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Company, 1974.

Waugh, A. One Hundred Years of Publishing: Being the Story of Chapman and Hall Ltd. London, 1930.

Webb, R. K. The British Working Class Reader, 1790-1848. New York: 1955.

Weedon, Alexis and Michael Bott. British Book Trade Archives, 1830-1939: A Location Register. History of the Book - On Demand Series (HOBODS), Number 5. Oxford and Bristol, 1996.

Williams, Raymond. The Long Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961.

Wilson, Charles. First with the News: The History of W. H. Smith 1792-1972. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1986.

Worth, George J. James Hannay. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1964.

Wyman and Co. Authorship and Publication: A Concise Guide for Authors in Matters Relating to Printing and Publishing. London, 1883.

Yates, Edmund. Recollections and Experiences. London, 1884.

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