Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain, 1870-1918

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WRITERS, READERS,
AND
REPUTATIONS
Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

PHILIP WALLER

OXFORD
UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • List of Abbreviations xii
  • I - The Reading World 1
  • 1: Back to the Future 3
  • 2: Consenting and Dissenting Bibliophiles in Public and Private 17
  • 3: Literary Advice and Advisers 68
  • 4: Reviews and Reviewers 116
  • 5: The Great Tradition 175
  • 6: The Commemoration Movement 232
  • 7: English Literature's Foreign Relations; Or, “e Dunno Ou IL Est!' 279
  • II - Writers and the Public: the Price of Fame 327
  • 8: Product Advertising and Self-Advertising 329
  • 9: The Star Turn 364
  • 10: Playing the Press 398
  • 11: Securing the Future 427
  • 12: Titles and Laurels 448
  • 13: Social Prestige and Clubbability 490
  • 14: The Aristocratic Round and Salon Circle 523
  • 15: Looking and Acting the Part 560
  • 16: Lecture Tours 575
  • 17: Literary Properties and Agencies 615
  • III: Best-Sellers 633
  • 18: Market Conditions 635
  • 19: In Cupid's Chains 681
  • 20: Hymns and Heroines 702
  • 21: The Epic Ego: Hall Caine 729
  • 22: The Demonic Dreamer 767
  • 23: Authors at Play 817
  • IV - Writers and the Public: Penmen as Pundits 843
  • 24: The Campaign Trail 845
  • 25: Public Service and Party Politics 903
  • 26: Pens at War 926
  • 27: Pricking Censorship 975
  • 28: Theology Versus Sociology and Psychology 1002
  • Bibliography 1047
  • Index of Book, Essay, Pamphlet, Play, Poem and Short Story Titles 1077
  • General Index 1103
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