Macmillan: A Publishing Tradition from 1843

Hardcover | March 20, 2002

byElizabeth James

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For over 150 years, since its founding in 1843, Macmillan has been at the heart of British publishing. This collection of essays, representing recent research in the archives at the British library, examines the firms' astute business strategy during the 19th Century, its successful expansion into overseas markets in America and India, its complex and intriguing relations with authors such as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, Alfred Lord Tennyson, W.B. Yeats, and J.M. Keynes, with additional chapters on Macmillan Magazine and the work of a modern children's editor.

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For over 150 years, since its founding in 1843, Macmillan has been at the heart of British publishing. This collection of essays, representing recent research in the archives at the British library, examines the firms' astute business strategy during the 19th Century, its successful expansion into overseas markets in America and India,...

Elizabeth James is Curator of British Collections, 1801-1914 at The British Library, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:301 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 20, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033373517X

ISBN - 13:9780333735176

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Foreword: J. Sutherland * Introduction * Macmillan Biographies, 1843-1965, and Chronology: Compiled by J. Handford * 'To you in your vast business': Some Features of the Quantitative History of Macmillan, 1843-91--S. Eliot * From Parnassus to Grub Street: Matthew Arnold and the House of Macmillan--B. Bell * Thomas Hardy and the House of Macmillan: A Comedy in Chapters--M. Millgate * A Note on 'Macmillan's Magazine'; Margaret Oliphant and 'Macmillan's Magazine'--G. Worth * 'Letters to Macmillan': An Addendum. Sir Samuel White Baker's Letters to Macmillan--M. Bott * 'And Sacred is the Latest Word': Macmillan and Tennyson's 'final' text--M. Millgate * Macmillan in India: A Short Account of the Company's Trade with the Subcontinent, of the People who Traded and the Goods they Sold, of the Problems they Faced, the Solutions they Found and the Profits they Made--R.B. Chatterjee * Letters from America: The Bretts and the Macmillan Company in New York--E. James * W.B. Yeats on the Road to St. Martin's Street, 1900-1917--W. Gould * A Risk-Bearing Author: Maynard Keynes and His Publishers--D.E. Moggridge * 'Not a Tear or a Prayer in it': Gwen Raverat's Illustrated Edition of The Runaway--F. Spalding * From Carroll to Crompton: The Work of a Children's Publisher-- M. Wace * Macmillan: or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since--N. Barker