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The Profession of Authorship in America, 1800–1870

The Papers of William Charvat

Matthew J. Bruccoli, ed.

Front Matter
Foreword
Acknowledgment
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Beginnings of Professionalism
3. The Condition of Authorship in 1820
4. American Romanticism and the Depression of 1837
5. Cooper as Professional Author
6. Poe: Journalism and the Theory of Poetry
7. The Popularization of Poetry
8. Longfellow
9. Longfellow’s Income from His Writings, 1840–-1852
10. James T. Fields and the Beginnings of Book Promotion, 1840–1855
11.Melville’s Income
12. Melville
13. Melville and the Common Reader
14. Literary Economics and Literary History
15. The People’s Patronage
Checklist: The Publications of William Charvat
Index
Back Matter

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