From its beginnings in 1846 in a brick chapel on Park Row to its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s at 597 Fifth Avenue, the publishing firm of Charles Scribner's Sons reflected many of the dominant movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American book publishing. Working with the correspondence and business papers of the house, Roger Burlingame prepared this centenary account of the firm in 1946. Filled with lively portrayals of writers and publishers, Of Making Many Books illuminates the professional careers of many Scribner authors: Henry James, Edith Wharton, Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Harold Frederic, Henry Adams, Rudyard Kipling, George Santayana, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and others. Burlingame shows publishing from the editorial side as well—from the perspectives of W. C. Brownell, Maxwell Perkins, and John Hall Wheelock. Out of print for many years, this history of one of America's most venerable publishers is now reissued, with an introduction by Charles Scribner III, on the 150th anniversary of the founding of the house.
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This reprint series, which operates in conjunction with the Penn State Series in the History of the Book, aims to give second life to classic works in the field of publishing history. The series will include publishers' memoirs, house histories, and studies of particular developments in the book trade - the advent of the paperback, for example, or the rise of the literary agent, or the history of the best-seller, or the coming of the book club.About the Author:
Roger Burlingame (1889-1967) began his professional career as an editor at Scribner's, serving with the firm from 1914 until 1926. Later he became a prolific novelist and historian, publishing biographies of Benjamin Franklin, General Billy Mitchell, Eli Whitney, and Henry Ford, and a house history of McGraw-Hill, entitled Endless Frontiers (1959).
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Book Description Penn State University Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0271016116
Book Description Penn State University Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110271016116
Book Description Penn State University Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 384 pages. 9.25x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0271016116