Table of contents for Reading, publishing, and the formation of literary taste in England 1880-1914 / Mary Hammond.

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List of Figures vii
Acknowledgements viii
Introduction: Modernity and the Reading Public 1
1 ¿The Great Fiction Bore¿: Free Libraries and Their Users 23
Gissing and the common reader 23
The Public Library Movement 27
Fiction and the Public Space 31
Libraries, Reading and the Performance of Gender and Class 37
Moral Guardianship and the Librarian 45
2 Sensation and Sensibility: W.H. Smith and the Railway Bookstall 51
An Engine for Social Change 51
Train Travel and the Reader¿s Psyche 55
Circulation and Censorship: Policing the Literature of the Rail 66
¿Something Hot and Strong¿: Bookstalls, Protection and Escapism 72
3 ¿People Read So Much Now and Reflect So Little¿: Oxford University
Press and the Classics Series 85
Creating a Classic 85
A New Direction for Oxford University Press 95
¿The Husks of Books¿: Cheap Classics and Cultural Distinction 106
4 ¿The Little Woman¿ and ¿The Boomster¿: Marie Corelli, Hall Caine and
the Literary Field of the 1890s 117
The Power to Consecrate: The Critic as Novelist 117
Hall Caine and the ¿Realist¿ Romance 121
The Reviewing of Gender 134
Marie Corelli and the Romance of Emancipation 144
5 ¿Mr Bennett and Mrs Barclay¿: The Literary Field before the
First World War 155
Authorship and Art 155
¿Infuriating the Ungodly¿: The Popular Fiction of Florence Barclay 160
¿Like a Machine¿: Bennett and the Popular as Art 173
vi Reading, Publishing and the Formation of Literary Taste in England
Conclusion 193
Bibliography 197
Index 207

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Books and reading -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Publishers and publishing -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Publishers and publishing -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- England.
Authors and readers -- England.
England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.