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224 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620351

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Walter Besant

The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Edited by Kevin A. Morrison

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first collection of scholarly essays on Walter Besant
  • Offers a major reassessment of familiar novels and introduces readers to new works that have rreceived scant attention
  • Covers the full range of Besant's activities as author, activist and reformer
  • Considers Besant's fiction in relation to other better-known writers of the period, including Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Henry James, and George Gissing
  • Documents the mutually constitutive interplay in Besant's career between philanthropy and the professionalization of authorship