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The Correspondence of Edith Wharton and Macmillan, 1901-1930

by Shafquat Towheed

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 296
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780230008434






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Overview of The Correspondence of Edith Wharton and Macmillan, 1901-1930

This book publishes, for the first time, some 400 letters between Edith Wharton and her chief London publisher, Macmillan. The correspondence highlights Wharton's determination to be taken seriously as a novelist, as well as her exceptionally developed understanding of the "sociology text" in the early twentieth century, casting new light on Wharton's working practices which will be of crucial importance for scholars. The letters offer readers a valuable and intimate insight into transatlantic publishing practices in the period.

Synopsis of The Correspondence of Edith Wharton and Macmillan, 1901-1930

This book publishes, for the first time, some 400 letters between Edith Wharton and her chief London publisher, Macmillan. The correspondence highlights Wharton's determination to be taken seriously as a novelist, as well as her exceptionally developed understanding of the "sociology text" in the early twentieth century, casting new light on Wharton's working practices which will be of crucial importance for scholars. The letters offer readers a valuable and intimate insight into transatlantic publishing practices in the period.

About the Author, Shafquat Towheed

SHAFQUAT TOWHEED teaches at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and the Open University, UK. He is co-editor (with Mary Hammond) of Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History (2007). He is currently writing a study of international copyright law and literature, and a monograph on Vernon Lee.

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