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“An appreciative and grateful author”: Edith Wharton and the House of Macmillan

Towheed, Shafquat (2005). “An appreciative and grateful author”: Edith Wharton and the House of Macmillan. Publishing History, 58 pp. 43–77.

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This essay is the first piece of scholarship to examine the relationship between the expatriate American novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937) and her chief British publisher, Macmillan and Co. Entirely original analysis draws extensively upon the author/publisher correspondence held in the Macmillan Archive in the British Library, and challenges existing readings of the firm's handling of women novelists in the period 1900-1930.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 not known
ISSN: 0309-2445
Extra Information: The fully annotated correspondence is now available in Shafquat Towheed (ed.), "The Correspondence of Edith Wharton and Macmillan, 1901-1930" (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), ISBN: 0230008437.
Keywords: Macmillan and Co.; Edith Wharton; author/publisher relations; book history; transatlantic publishing; Anglo-American literary relations, 1900-1930; author contracts; copyright law.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 8836
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 10:46
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