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Geneva v. St Petersburg: two concepts of literary property and the material lives of books in Under Western Eyes

Towheed, Shafquat (2010). Geneva v. St Petersburg: two concepts of literary property and the material lives of books in Under Western Eyes. In: Weedon, Alexis ed. The History of the Book in the West: 1914-2000. The History of the Book in the West: A Library of Critical Essays, 5 (5). Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Abstract

This chapter examines the impact of the development of international copyright law in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries upon authorial practice in the period through a close examination of Joseph Conrad's novel, 'Under Western Eyes' (1911). The first half of the chapter provides a detailed survey and critical commentary on the expanding domain and extent of international copyright law in this period, while the second half offers a close examination of the textual matter (and its copyright status) circulating within Conrad's novel.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7546-2783-7, 978-0-7546-2783-8
Extra Information: This chapter was originally published in the journal 'Book History', 10 (2007), 169-191, DOI: 10.1353/bh.2007.0010.
Keywords: international copyright law; Joseph Conrad; Under Western Eyes; Geneva; St Petersburg; Anglo-American publishing; The Chace Act; censorship in Russia; serialisation; the history of reading
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 19996
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 15:43
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19996
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