This book combines and expands on three articles previously published independently in journals of textual criticism. Though the added material on the rise and decline of the House of Blackwood from 1804 to 1912 will interest primarily readers concerned with the history of Blackwood's, the three core chapters presenting case studies of the relations of the firm with particular authors-John Hanning Speke, Charles Reade, and Margaret Oliphant-provide valuable insights into the ways in which Victorian editors and authors manipulated one another for both commercial and ideological ends.
David Finkelstein. The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian EraRocky Mountain Modern Language Association Journal
Document TypeBook Review
PublisherRocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Citation InformationBlackstock, Alan. “David Finkelstein. The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era” (book review). Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Journal 58.1 (Summer 2004): 68-71.