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Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Juliette Atkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1939, Virginia Woolf called for a more inclusive form of biography, which would include ‘the failures as well as the successes, the humble as well as the illustrious’. She did so in part as a ... More


‘Forgotten Benefactors’: The Dictionary of National Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter considers the crowning achievement of Victorian biography: the Dictionary of National Biography. The chapter stresses the divergent biographical interests of the DNB's editors, ... More


Forging the London—edinburgh Publishing Axis

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Readers and consumers of books, in the eighteenth century as well as today, are often cognizant of where and by whom a book has been published, and this information may affect not only whether they ... More


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