Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

The Business of Literary Circles in Nineteenth-Century America

Authors: Dowling, D.

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This comprehensive study ranges from Irving's Knickerbockers, Emerson's Transcendentalists, and Garrison's abolitionists to the popular serial fiction writers for Robert Bonner's New York Ledger to unearth surprising convergences between such seemingly disparate circles.

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DAVID DOWLING Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Iowa, USA. He is the author of Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market.

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"An important analysis of literary coteries in the United States, Dowling's book is the first to provide a firm sense of what precisely they offered, besides mutual support, to their members. He demonstrates persuasively that they were formed from the exigencies of the literary marketplace and allowed participants to face it in more powerful and confident ways. And, as an added plus, his prose is as richly compelling as his subjects. An important book for students of American literature and print culture, and of American Studies generally." - Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Dowling, David

  • “As Merchants on the ’Change”: The Economy of Literary Circles, 1807–1864

    Pages 15-30

    Dowling, David

  • “An Instinct for Gold”: Irving’s Knickerbockers

    Pages 33-60

    Dowling, David

  • Staff Bonds: Bonner’s New York Ledger

    Pages 61-88

    Dowling, David

  • “The Section to Which we Belong”: Emerson’s Transcendentalists

    Pages 91-116

    Dowling, David

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Business of Literary Circles in Nineteenth-Century America
Authors
Series Title
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11708-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230117082
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11046-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29291-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 296
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