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By Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing

The spouse to the Victorian Novel offers contextual and significant information regarding the complete diversity of British fiction released among 1837 and 1901.

  • Provides contextual and important information regarding the whole variety of British fiction released through the Victorian period.
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These included clubs composed largely of “men of letters” – the Athenaeum (founded in 1824 by, among others, Walter Scott), the Literary Union Club (founded in 1831 and later transformed into the Clarence), and the Garrick (1831) – and clubs organized on more general, often political, lines. Thackeray, for example, frequented the Garrick and Reform clubs, introducing publisher George Smith into the latter, while Harrison Ainsworth ensured Bentley’s election to the Conservative (Sutherland 1976: 85).

Women’s lack of access to “club-rooms” also made it difficult for them to forge the intimate relationships with publishers enjoyed by male writers. For clubs of various kinds played a vital role in the publishing world. At one end of the spectrum were formal, exclusive, and expensive clubs. These included clubs composed largely of “men of letters” – the Athenaeum (founded in 1824 by, among others, Walter Scott), the Literary Union Club (founded in 1831 and later transformed into the Clarence), and the Garrick (1831) – and clubs organized on more general, often political, lines.

For serialization in parts or in a magazine was almost always followed up by publication of the three-volume “library” edition and in due course by various one-volume “cheap” editions, each format reaching a distinct group of readers. Thus, even after Great Expectations sold well enough as an All the Year Round serial to dramatically boost the weekly’s flagging sales, Chapman & Hall immediately sold off their 3,750-copy library edition and went on to produce five more editions in the following year (Sutherland 1976: 38).

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