The Haunted Study by Peter Keating S&W 1989


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The Haunted Study by Peter Keating

A Social History of the English Novel, 1875-1914. Unlike most contemporary literary criticism, it looks on literacy activity as a process intimately connected to the workings of the society around it… Keating investigates not only what the literature of the late Victorian and Edwardian ages was, and the literary influences on it, but also who produced it, who published it, who bought it and who read it. This study aims to place English fiction in the context of a culture in the throes of dynamic change. The period that produced Trollope, Stevenson, Wilde, Henry James and Virginia Woolf also encompassed Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle, Ethel M.Dell, Vere Stacpole, “Boys’ Own Paper” and the Religious Tract Society, and ran from the heyday of the triple-decker to the birth of the cheap reprint, and the commercial devices for selling books ran in harness with the developing profession of authorship.


  • First Edition
  • Publisher Secker & Warburg, London; 1989
  • Hardback, 533 pp
  • Size 241 x 160 mm
  • ISBN 0-436-23248-0
  • Weight 1.2 kg

Condition: Very Good – Good Unclipped Dust Jacket, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy


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