The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, and America (Paperback)Richard B. Sher (author)
Paperback 842 Pages / Published: 09/07/2010
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In this magisterial history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. "The Enlightenment and the Book" seeks to remedy the common misperception that such classics as "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Life of Samuel Johnson" were made by their authors alone. To the contrary, Sher shows how the process of bookmaking during the late eighteenth century involved complex partnerships between authors and their publishers. Similarly, Sher demonstrates that publishers were involved in the project of bookmaking for a variety of reasons, ranging from accumulating profits to advancing human knowledge.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 842
Weight: 1238 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 51 mm
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