Some Memories of Books Authors and Events 1893

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Author: James Glass Bertram

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Lond . , 1893. - 1063.54 – PARKES ( Sir H. ) Fifty years in the making of Australian history . Lond . , 1892 . ... G. ) Some memories of books , authors and events . 1893 . 3263.76 Besant ( Annie ) : an autobiography . Illus .



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Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

BERTRAM , James - Some memories of books , authors , and events . Westminster , 1893 . Om2 , 26981 , 0 . Björnson , Björnstierne - A gauntlet , translated by Osman Edwards . L. 1894 . Qe2 , 37512 , D. BLACKWOOD's magazine , vol . CLIV .

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BERTRAM , James - Some memories of books , authors , and events . Westminster , 1893 . Om2 , 26981 , 0 . B.JÖRNSON , Björnstierne - A gauntlet , translated by Osman Edwards . L. 1894 . Oe2 , 37512 , D. BLACKWOOD's magazine , vol .

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Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Aus einer Kindheit 1939–1948 [1995] [Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood (1996)]) was really one of feigning the ... career would almost certainly have vindicated existing conditions (e.g. Bertram Some Memories of Books, Authors ...

Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110279818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Victorian Sensation

For months the name of the book was in every mouth, and one would be accosted by facetious friends, “Well, son of a cabbage, ... jAMES BERTRAM, Some Memories of Books Authors and Events (1893) 8.2 George Combe holding a book.

Author: James A. Secord

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226158259

Category: Science

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Fiction or philosophy, profound knowledge or shocking heresy? When Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the greatest sensations of the Victorian era. More than a hundred thousand readers were spellbound by its startling vision—an account of the world that extended from the formation of the solar system to the spiritual destiny of humanity. As gripping as a popular novel, Vestiges combined all the current scientific theories in fields ranging from astronomy and geology to psychology and economics. The book was banned, it was damned, it was hailed as the gospel for a new age. This is where our own public controversies about evolution began. In a pioneering cultural history, James A. Secord uses the story of Vestiges to create a panoramic portrait of life in the early industrial era from the perspective of its readers. We join apprentices in a factory town as they debate the consequences of an evolutionary ancestry. We listen as Prince Albert reads aloud to Queen Victoria from a book that preachers denounced as blasphemy vomited from the mouth of Satan. And we watch as Charles Darwin turns its pages in the flea-ridden British Museum library, fearful for the fate of his own unpublished theory of evolution. Using secret letters, Secord reveals how Vestiges was written and how the anonymity of its author was maintained for forty years. He also takes us behind the scenes to a bustling world of publishers, printers, and booksellers to show how the furor over the book reflected the emerging industrial economy of print. Beautifully written and based on painstaking research, Victorian Sensation offers a new approach to literary history, the history of reading, and the history of science. Profusely illustrated and full of fascinating stories, it is the most comprehensive account of the making and reception of a book (other than the Bible) ever attempted. Winner of the 2002 Pfizer Award from the History of Science Society

Edward Lloyd and His World

One is a drunken compositor, a poor penny-a-liner who sought copy by riding out on fire engines. These are not precise portraits. It is in the later Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events, 1893, that connections with penny dreadfuls ...

Author: Sarah Louise Lill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557613

Category: Literary Criticism

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The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern popular press: Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper became the first paper to sell over a million copies. Along with publishing songs and broadsides, Lloyd dominated the fiction market in the early Victorian period issuing Gothic stories such as Varney the Vampire (1845-7) and other 'penny dreadfuls', which became bestsellers. Lloyd's publications introduced the enduring figure of Sweeney Todd whilst his authors penned plagiarisms of Dickens's novels, such as Oliver Twiss (1838-9). Many readers in the early Victorian period may have been as likely to have encountered the author of Pickwick in a Lloyd-published plagiarism as in the pages of the original author. This book makes us rethink the early reception of Dickens. In this interdisciplinary collection, leading scholars explore the world of Edward Lloyd and his stable of writers, such as Thomas Peckett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer. The Lloyd brand shaped popular taste in the age of Dickens and the Chartists. Edward Lloyd and his World fills a major gap in the histories of popular fiction and journalism, whilst developing links with Victorian politics, theatre and music.

The Cambridge bibliography of English literature 1 600 1660

Bertram , J. Some Memories of Books , Authors Kebbel , T. E. Quarterly Rev. cx , 1861 . and Events . 1893 . ( Review of Selections Grave and Gay . ) Fields , Mrs J. T. A Shelf of Old Books . 1894 . Alden , H. M. Thomas De Quincey .

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Dictionary of Nineteenth century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland

Two books on horse racing (as 'Henry Louis Curzon'), books on fishing and a posthumous memoir, Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events (1893) drew on his journalism. MaT Sources: Bertram 1862, Bertram 1877, Bertram 1882, Bertram 1893 ...

Author: Laurel Brake

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9789038213408

Category: History

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A large-scale reference work covering the journalism industry in 19th-Century Britain.

The Works of Thomas De Quincey Part II vol 11

... his sketches there was usually a brisk demand' (Bertram, Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events (1893), p. ... Yet, of these last nine 'Sketches' De Quincey only reprinted 'Recollections of Grasmere' in SGG, a decision which may ...

Author: Grevel Lindop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000743364

Category: Literary Criticism

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Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is considered one of the most important English prose writers of the early-19th century. This is the second part of a 21-volume set presenting De Quincey's work, also including previously unpublished material.

Bread Winner

London, 1986) Bathgate, Janet, Aunt Janet's Legacy to Her Nieces: Recollections of Humble Life in Yarrow in the ... Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events (London, 1893) Beswick, Wilfred, Industrialist's Journey (Memoirs of a ...

Author: Emma Griffin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230062

Category: History

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The forgotten story of how ordinary families managed financially in the Victorian era--and struggled to survive despite increasing national prosperity "A powerful story of social realities, pressures, and the fracturing of traditional structures."--Ruth Goodman, Wall Street Journal "Deeply researched and sensitive."--Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph, "Best History Books of 2020" Nineteenth century Britain saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation's wealth. Unable to earn a sufficient income themselves, working-class women were reliant on the 'breadwinner wage' of their husbands. When income failed, or was denied or squandered by errant men, families could be plunged into desperate poverty from which there was no escape. Emma Griffin unlocks the homes of Victorian England to examine the lives - and finances - of the people who lived there. Drawing on over 600 working-class autobiographies, including more than 200 written by women, Bread Winner changes our understanding of daily life in Victorian Britain.

Some Memories of Books Authors and Events

My other friend in misfortune was a Mr. Watkins — the author of a considerable number of novels published on the penny - a - number plan , some of which , I was told , sold very well . Mr. Watkins was good at constructing a plot ...

Author: James Glass Bertram


ISBN: UCAL:$B29379

Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)

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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 6 1830 1914

... James Some memories ofbooks, authors,and events (1893) Besant, Annie Annie Besant: an autobiography (1893) Besant, WalterFiftyyearsago (1888) Besant, Walter 'Thefirst Society of British Authors, 1843', Contemporary Review56 (1889), ...

Author: David McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316175880

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The years 1830–1914 witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and use of books as great as that in the fifteenth century. Using new technology in printing, paper-making and binding, publishers worked with authors and illustrators to meet ever-growing and more varied demands from a population seeking books at all price levels. The essays by leading book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time. The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling, this volume brings The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain up to a point when the world of books took on a recognisably modern form.

Steam Powered Knowledge

“John Murray's Family Library and the Cheapening of Books in Early Nineteenth—Century Britain.” Studies in Bibliography 29 (1976): 139-66. Bertram, James. Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events. Westminster: Constable, 1893.

Author: Aileen Fyfe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226276540

Category: History

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With the overwhelming amount of new information that bombards us each day, it is perhaps difficult to imagine a time when the widespread availability of the printed word was a novelty. In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel—Gutenberg’s printing press had been around for nearly four centuries—but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All this changed, however, as publishers began employing new technologies to astounding effect, mass-producing instructive and educational books and magazines and revolutionizing how knowledge was disseminated to the general public. In Steam-Powered Knowledge, Aileen Fyfe explores the activities of William Chambers and the W. & R. Chambers publishing firm during its formative years, documenting for the first time how new technologies were integrated into existing business systems. Chambers was one of the first publishers to abandon traditional skills associated with hand printing, instead favoring the latest innovations in printing processes and machinery: machine-made paper, stereotyping, and, especially, printing machines driven by steam power. The mid-nineteenth century also witnessed dramatic advances in transportation, and Chambers used proliferating railway networks and steamship routes to speed up communication and distribution. As a result, his high-tech publishing firm became an exemplar of commercial success by 1850 and outlived all of its rivals in the business of cheap instructive print. Fyfe follows Chambers’s journey from small-time bookseller and self-trained hand-press printer to wealthy and successful publisher of popular educational books on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating along the way the profound effects of his and his fellow publishers’ willingness, or unwillingness, to incorporate these technological innovations into their businesses.

Liberty s Dawn

Bangs, Benjamin, Memoirs of the Life and Convincement of that Worthy Friend: Benjamin Bangs, late of Stockport in Cheshire, Deceased (London, 1798). ... Bertram, James Glass, Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events (London, 1893).

Author: Emma Griffin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300194814

Category: History

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“Emma Griffin gives a new and powerful voice to the men and women whose blood and sweat greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution” (Tim Hitchcock, author of Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London). This “provocative study” looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class (The New Yorker). The era didn’t just bring about misery and poverty. On the contrary, Emma Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For many, this was a period of new, and much valued, sexual and cultural freedom. This rich personal account focuses on the social impact of the Industrial Revolution, rather than its economic and political histories. In the tradition of bestselling books by Liza Picard, Judith Flanders, and Jerry White, Griffin gets under the skin of the period and creates a cast of colorful characters, including factory workers, miners, shoemakers, carpenters, servants, and farm laborers. “Through the ‘messy tales’ of more than 350 working-class lives, Emma Griffin arrives at an upbeat interpretation of the Industrial Revolution most of us would hardly recognize. It is quite enthralling.” —The Oldie magazine “A triumph, achieved in fewer than 250 gracefully written pages. They persuasively purvey Griffin’s historical conviction. She is intimate with her audience, wooing it and teasing it along the way.” —The Times Literary Supplement “An admirably intimate and expansive revisionist history.” —Publishers Weekly

The Domestication of Genius

J. G. Bertram, Some Memories of Books, Authors and Events (Westminster: A. Constable, 1893), 62, recorded that '[t]he publisher of Tait entertained a high opinion of De Quincey's abilities as a contributor....For9 the numbers of Tait ...

Author: Julian North

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191572340

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a book about the biographical afterlives of the Romantic poets and the creation of literary biography as a popular form. It focuses on the Lives of six major poets of the period: Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Landon, published from the 1820s, by Thomas Moore, Mary Shelley, Thomas De Quincey, and others. It situates these within the context of the development of biography as a genre from the 1780s to the 1840s. Starting with Johnson, Boswell, and female collective Lives, it looks at how the market success of biography was built on its representation and publication of domestic life. In the 1820s and 30s biographers 'domesticated' Byron, Shelley, and other poets by situating them at home, opening up their (often scandalous) private lives to view, and bringing readers into intimate contact with greatness. Biography was an influential transmitter of the myth of 'the Romantic poet', as the self-creating, masculine genius, but it also posed one of the first important challenges to that myth, by revealing failures in domestic responsibility that were often seen as indicative of these writers' inattention to the needs of the reader. The Domestication of Genius is the most comprehensive account to date of the shaping of the Romantic poets by biography in the nineteenth-century. Written in a lively and accessible style, it casts new light on the literary culture of the 1830s and the transition between Romantic and Victorian conceptions of authorship. It offers a powerful re-evaluation of Romantic literary biography, of major biographers of the period, and of the posthumous reputations of the Romantic poets.

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland Volume 3 Ambition and Industry 1800 1880

Bertram, James (1893) Some Memories of Books, Authors & Events. London: Constable. Besterman, Theodore (1938) The Publishing Firm of Cadell & Davies, Select Correspondence and Accounts, 1793–1836. London: Oxford University Press.

Author: Bill Bell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748628810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Throughout the nineteenth century Scotland was transformed from an agricultural nation on the periphery of Europe to become an industrial force with international significance. A landmark in its field, this volume explores the changes in the Scottish book trade as it moved from a small-scale manufacturing process to a mass-production industry. This book brings together the work of over thirty leading experts to explore a broad range of topics that include production technology, bookselling and distribution, the literary market, reading and libraries, and Scotland's international relations.

Thomas De Quincey and the Cognitive Unconscious

Bertram, James. Some Memories of Books, Authors, and Events. London: Constable, 1893. 'Bewusst'. Duden 07. Das Herkunftswörterbuch: Etymologie der Deutschen Sprache. 4th ed. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2007. Black, Joel. 'Scientific Models'.

Author: Markus Iseli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137501080

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book examines Thomas De Quincey's notion of the unconscious in the light of modern cognitive science and nineteenth-century science. It challenges Freudian theories as the default methodology in order to understand De Quincey's oeuvre and the unconscious in literature more generally.

The Novels of Walter Scott and His Literary Relations

London: Paladin Books. Bertram, James (1893) Some Memories of Books, Authors, and Events. London: Constable. Blakey, Dorothy (1939) The Minerva Press. Oxford University Press. Boswell, James (1955) Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, ...

Author: Andrew Monnickendam

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137276544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations is an innovative critical study which challenges traditional approaches by examining Scott only after reading Brunton, Ferrier and Johnstone. Consequently, their lively wit and controversial ideas emerge from their novels unfettered by their purported subservience to the Great Unknown. Questions like desire, the heroine, and the love-plot, are therefore cast in a new, more human light.Attention is then switched to Scott. Will our views of the Waverley Novels undergo a minor or major change? Of particular interest are the accounts of the hero, the heroine, and, above all, that fundamental subject of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British culture: the union. This book claims that this fundamental concept is far more rickety than previously thought, and Scott, right from the beginning of his novelistic career, a much more pensative author than previously acknowledged.