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Walter BesantThe Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform$
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Kevin A. Morrison

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620351

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.001.0001

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Introduction: Walter Besant Now

Introduction: Walter Besant Now

(p.1) Introduction: Walter Besant Now
(p.iii) Walter Besant

Kevin A. Morrison

Liverpool University Press

In the 1880s and 1890s Walter Besant was one of Britain’s most lionized living novelists. Today he is one of the least read Victorian fiction writers of comparable standing. In addition to outlining the contents of this volume, the introduction provides an overview of Besant’s life and career.

Keywords:   Walter Besant, Society of Authors, People’s Palace, Popular Fiction, Palestine Exploration Fund, Survey of London, James Rice, Serialization

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