Living as an Author in the Romantic Period

Sangster, M. (2021) Living as an Author in the Romantic Period. Series: Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030370466 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-37047-3)

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This book explores how authors profited from their writings in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, contending that the most tangible benefits were social, rather than financial or aesthetic. It examines authors’ interactions with publishers; the challenges of literary sociability; the vexed construction of enduring careers; the factors that prevented most aspiring writers (particularly the less privileged) from accruing significant rewards; the rhetorical professionalisation of periodicals; and the manners in which emerging paradigms and technologies catalysed a belated transformation in how literary writing was consumed and perceived.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sangster, Professor Matthew
Authors: Sangster, M.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:28 January 2021

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