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By Robert L. Patten

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ISBN-13: 9781409430933

This quantity locations Dickens on the centre of a dynamic and increasing Victorian print international and tells the tale of his profession opposed to a historical past of techniques to be had to him. the gathering describes a global lively by way of outpourings of print fabrics: books, serials, newspapers, periodicals, libraries, work and prints, parodies and plagiarisms, censorship, advertisements, in addition to theatre and different leisure, and superstar. It additionally exhibits this era as pushed by way of a transforming into and extra literate inhabitants, and undergirded by way of a basic conviction that writing used to be a very important component to governance and civic tradition. The large creation and chosen articles anchor Dickens's makes an attempt to set up larger stipulations for writers concerning copyright safeguard, pay, prestige, attractiveness, and effectiveness in changing public coverage. They discuss Dickens's existence as playwright, journalist, novelist, editor, journal writer, theatrical manufacturer, actor, lecturer, reader of his personal works, supporter of charities for impoverished authors and fallen ladies, exponent of a morality of Christian compassion and family affections occasionally positioned into query through his personal activities, proponent and critic of British nationalism, and champion of schooling for all. this option of essays and articles from formerly released money owed through the world over popular students is of curiosity to all scholars and pros who're fascinated about the composition, manufacture, finance, codecs, pictorializations, revenues, ads and effect of Dickens's writing.

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