This volume consists of fifteen essays by leading scholars dealing with the Victorian editor and his influence on the culture of his time. The first section analyzes the relationship between Victorian editors and their audience. The essays show how editors effectively balanced fiction and politics, how social change effected periodical publishing, and how editors dealt with Victorian sexual and moral preoccupations. The second section places the editor in the context of his profession. By focusing on specific editors and their journals, the third section sheds additional light on the themes developed in the first two. To complete the book, a bibliographic essay offers new information about the published sources available for further research on the nineteenth-century editor.