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Author Haynes, Christine, 1970-

Title Lost illusions : the politics of publishing in nineteenth-century France / Christine Haynes.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  070.50944 HAYN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Harvard historical studies ; 167.
Harvard historical studies ; v. 167.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the dawn of the information marketplace -- The birth of the publisher -- The battle between corporatists and liberals -- Laurent-Antoine Pagnerre and the publishing coterie -- The Cercle de la librairie -- Louis Hachette and the defense of the publisher -- The divorce between state and market -- Epilogue : the effects of liberalization.
Summary "Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. Haynes shows how publishers succeeded in transforming the industry from a tightly controlled trade to a free enterprise, with dramatic but paradoxical consequences for literature in France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enabling - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property." --Book Jacket.
Subject Publishers and publishing -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Book industries and trade -- France -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780674035768 (alk. paper)