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Travels into print : exploration, writing, and publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Author: Innes M Keighren; Charles W J Withers; Bill Bell
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 18th and 19th century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors. They were works of both artistry and industry - products of the complex, and often contested, relationships between authors and editors, publishers and printers. These books captivated the reading public and played a vital role in creating new geographical truths. In an age of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Named Person: John Murray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Innes M Keighren; Charles W J Withers; Bill Bell
ISBN: 9780226429533 0226429539 022623357X 9780226233574
OCLC Number: 885313482
Description: xiii, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Contents: Exploration and narrative: travel, writing, publishing, and the House of Murray --
Undertaking travel and exploration: motives and practicalities --
Writing the truth: claims to credibility in exploration and narrative --
Explorers become authors: authorship and authorization --
Making the printed work: paratextual material, visual images, and book production --
Travel writing in the marketplace --
Assembling words and worlds.
Responsibility: Innes M. Keighren, Charles W.J. Withers, and Bill Bell.

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In eighteenth - and nineteenth-century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors. This book takes readers on a journey into the  Read more...
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"No one did more to transform travel writing into one of the nineteenth century's most popular genres than the publishing firm of John Murray, and no one has done more to reveal the significance of Read more...

 
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