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Author Moore, Tara (Tara Stern)

Title Victorian Christmas in print / Tara Moore
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (194 pages) : illustrations
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Contents Books for Christmas, 1822-1860 -- How Victorians read Christmas -- How Mr. Punch stole Christmas : the evolution of the holiday in periodicals -- Ghost stories at Christmas -- The expansion of Christmas consumerism : gifts and commodities -- The poetry of Christmas -- Modern marketing of the Victorian Christmas
Summary Although people may not realize it, the modern Christmas book market carries on a Victorian legacy. An explosion of Christmas print matter reinvigorated and regularized the holiday during the mid-Victorian period, infusing Christmas with emotionally-charged expectations of reading. Tara Moore elucidates the evolution of Christmas publishing trends that dictated authors' writing schedules and reflected gift-giving rituals. As Victorian shopping customs evolved, publishers satisfied consumers with a range of holiday print matter, including novels, ghost stories, periodicals, children's books, and poetry. Ultimately, Victorian Christmas in Print analyzes how the revitalized holiday and the flurry of texts supporting it contributed to English national identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Authors and readers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Christmas in literature.
Christmas stories, English -- History and criticism.
Christmas -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature publishing -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, English, in literature.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2008051017
ISBN 0230616542 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780230616547 (cloth ; alk. paper)