Mudie"s circulating library and the Victorian novel
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Mudie"s circulating library and the Victorian novel by Guinevere L. Griest

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Published by David & Charles in Devon, England .
Written in English


  • Mudie"s Select Library.,
  • Reading interests -- Great Britain -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-231) and index.

Statement Guinevere L. Griest.
LC ClassificationsZ792.M84 G7 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15982473M
ISBN 100715353098

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Charles Edward Mudie, English publisher and founder of Mudie's Lending Library and Mudie's Subscription Library, was the son of a second-hand bookseller and newsagent. Mudie's efficient distribution system and vast supply of texts revolutionized the circulating library movement, while his "select" library influenced Victorian middle-class values and the structure of the three-volume novel Born: 18 October , Chelsea, London. The circulating library had a significant influence on the Victorian literary milieu, and by championing the three-decker on the construction of novels themselves. For the student of the Victorian era, the institution that was Mudie's left a lasting imprint on authors, publishers, and the reading public, which this volume explores within the context of Victorian literary tastes and values. Google Books. Web. 5 June - - -. "Eighteenth-Century British Circulating Libraries And Cultural Book History." Book History 6 (): Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 June Landow, George P. “Mudie’s Select Library and the Form of Victorian Fiction.” The Victorian Web. Web. 7 June “Light Reading with a. Books on LibraryThing tagged Victorian erotica. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising.