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The Resource Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters : the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists, Daniel Pool

Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters : the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists, Daniel Pool

Label
Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters : the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists
Title
Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters
Title remainder
the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Pool
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his bestselling What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, Daniel Pool brilliantly unlocked the mysteries of the English novel. Now, in his long-awaited Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters, Pool turns his keen eye to England's great Victorian novelists themselves, to reveal the surprisingly human private side of their public genius. Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters explores the outrageous publicity stunts, bitter rivalries, rows, and general mayhem perpetrated by this group of supposedly prudish - yet remarkably passionate and eccentric - authors and publishers. Against a vividly painted backdrop of London as the small world it once was, the book brings on the players in the ever-changing, brave new world of big publishing - a world that gave birth to author tours, big advances, "trashy" fiction, flashy bookstalls in train stations (for Victorian "airport fiction"), celebrity libel suits, bogus blurbs, even paper recycling (as unsold volumes reappeared as trunk linings, fish wrappings, and fertilizer)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pool, Daniel
Dewey number
823/.809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P78
LC item number
P66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and readers
  • Literature and society
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • England
  • Books and reading
  • Roman
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature
  • Écrivains et éditeurs
  • Écrivains et lecteurs
  • Littérature et société
  • Romanciers anglais
  • Romanciers anglais
  • Livres et lecture
  • Romanschrijvers
  • Victoriaanse tijd
  • Engels
Label
Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters : the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists, Daniel Pool
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. "A Low, Cheap Form of Publication": Charles Dickens, the Coming of Pickwick, and Murder by the Book -- Pt. 2. "It Would Never Suit the Circulating Libraries": Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, and the Three-Volume Straitjacket -- Pt. 3. "What Shall I Be Without My Father?": Women Novelists in the London of Dickens and Thackeray, the Coming of Real Money, and the Novel Becomes Respectable -- Pt. 4. "Do Let Me Abuse Mr Newby": Literary Executors, Gossip Columnists, and the Emergence of the Novelist as Celebrity -- Pt. 5. "Terror to the End": The Sensation Novel, Dickens "Dreadfully Shattered," and Anthony Trollope Gets a Traveling Bag and an Audience -- Pt. 6. "We Are a Novel-Reading Country": Middlemarch and Mr. Mudie's Library, the Novel Apparently Triumphant, but Henry James Fails, Ominously, to Write a Happy Ending
Control code
35174919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780060183653
Lccn
96032521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)35174919
Label
Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters : the rows and romances of England's great Victorian novelists, Daniel Pool
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. "A Low, Cheap Form of Publication": Charles Dickens, the Coming of Pickwick, and Murder by the Book -- Pt. 2. "It Would Never Suit the Circulating Libraries": Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, and the Three-Volume Straitjacket -- Pt. 3. "What Shall I Be Without My Father?": Women Novelists in the London of Dickens and Thackeray, the Coming of Real Money, and the Novel Becomes Respectable -- Pt. 4. "Do Let Me Abuse Mr Newby": Literary Executors, Gossip Columnists, and the Emergence of the Novelist as Celebrity -- Pt. 5. "Terror to the End": The Sensation Novel, Dickens "Dreadfully Shattered," and Anthony Trollope Gets a Traveling Bag and an Audience -- Pt. 6. "We Are a Novel-Reading Country": Middlemarch and Mr. Mudie's Library, the Novel Apparently Triumphant, but Henry James Fails, Ominously, to Write a Happy Ending
Control code
35174919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780060183653
Lccn
96032521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)35174919

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