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Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishing

Moxon, Poetry, Commerce

Authors: Cheshire, Jim

  • Offers a new perspective on Tennyson’s writing and his relationship with the publishing industryProvides a lively and engaging account of the way in which Tennyson harnessed the changes in publishing to his own advantageUses primary source material from the Tennyson Research Centre – one of the first books to do so

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33815-0
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33814-3
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About this book

This book examines how Tennyson’s career was mediated, organised and directed by the publishing industry. Founded on neglected archival material, it examines the scale and distribution of Tennyson’s book sales in Britain and America, the commercial logic of publishing poetry, and how illustrated gift books and visual culture both promoted and interrogated the Poet Laureate and his life. Major publishers had become disillusioned with poetry by the time that Edward Moxon founded his business in 1830 but by the mid-1860s, his firm presided over a resurgence in poetry based on Tennyson’s work. Moxon not only orchestrated Tennyson’s rise to fame but was a major influence on how the Victorian public experienced the poetry of the Romantic period. This study reevaluates his crucial role, and examines how he repackaged poetry for the Victorian public.

About the authors

Jim Cheshire is Reader in Cultural History at the University of Lincoln, UK. His research examines the material, literary and visual culture of the nineteenth century. He works on publishing history, literary celebrity, Victorian medievalism, stained glass and Victorian interior design.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Poetry, Books, and Publishing History

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 1-24

  • Edward Moxon in Context

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 25-61

  • Tennyson by Numbers: Edward Moxon and the Business of Publishing

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 63-100

  • Publishing Tennyson in America

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 101-136

  • Moxon, Tennyson and the Illustrated Book

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 137-158

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33815-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33814-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishing
Book Subtitle
Moxon, Poetry, Commerce
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33815-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-33815-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33814-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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