<i> Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of Newspaper Syndicates in America, 1860-1900</i>

Title

Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of Newspaper Syndicates in America, 1860-1900

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Description

Conventional literary history has virtually ignored the role of newspaper syndicates in publishing some of the most famous nineteenth-century writers. Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain were among those who offered their early fiction to "Syndicates", firms that subsequently sold the work to newspapers across America for simultaneous, first-time publication. Charles Johanningsmeier shows how the economic practicalities of the syndicate system governed the consumption and interpretation of various literary texts. His study revises the conception of traditional literary history by examining the ordinary reader's response to some of the major writers of the nineteenth century.

ISBN

978-0521497107

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, New York

Department

English