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At the court of Blackwood’s: in the Kampong of Hugh Clifford.

Dryden, Linda (2006) At the court of Blackwood’s: in the Kampong of Hugh Clifford. In: Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition 1805-1930. University of Toronto Press, pp. 215-35. ISBN 0-8020-8711-6

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ISBN: 0-8020-8711-6
Review: In late 1804, William Blackwood established a small publishing and bookselling firm in Edinburgh. Over the next 175 years, William Blackwood & Sons became one of the leading publishers in Britain, enjoying both local and international success. Early on it championed the works of Scottish writers, and later gained acclaim as the publisher of G.W. Steevens, George Eliot, Charles Whibley, and Joseph Conrad. Its political influence was also widespread; in 1817 it founded the monthly Blackwood’s Magazine, which featured literary, critical, political, and journalistic commentary and analysis, and was a powerful force in British conservative politics. Two hundred years after the founding of this significant influence on British literary, political, and social history, this collection of essays reappraises the place of the Blackwood firm and its magazine in literary and print culture history. Editor David Finkelstein brings together an array of eminent scholars and critics from the US, Canada, Scandinavia, and the UK to examine Blackwoods from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. The resulting collection covers an impressive range of subject areas, including Romantic and Victorian literature, print culture, media history, and New Journalism.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blackwood's; Hugh Clifford; print culture history; colonial service; governorships; Malaya; Colonialism;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 306 Culture & institutions
000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
800 Literature > 800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
Library of Congress Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Item ID: 2277
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 11:59
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 15:49
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2277

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