New PDF release: Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing

By Innes M. Keighren,Charles W. J. Withers,Bill Bell

In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, books of go back and forth and exploration have been even more than just the broadcast studies of intrepid authors. They have been works of either artistry and industry—products of the complicated, and infrequently contested, relationships among authors and editors, publishers and printers. those books captivated the interpreting public and performed an essential function in growing new geographical truths. In an age of worldwide ask yourself and of increasing empires, there has been no writer extra popular for its trip books than the home of John Murray.

Drawing on distinct exam of the toilet Murray Archive of manuscripts, photos, and the firm’s correspondence with its many authors—a record that incorporated such illustrious explorers and scientists as Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell, and literary giants like Jane Austen, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott—Travels into Print considers how trips of exploration turned released money owed and the way tourists sought to illustrate the faithfulness in their written testimony and to safe their own credibility. This attention-grabbing research in old geography and booklet historical past takes sleek readers on a trip into the character of exploration, the construction of authority in released commute narratives, and the construction of geographical authorship—a trip sure jointly through the unifying strength of a world-leading publisher.

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