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Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism"A Tribe of Authoresses"$
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Andrew O. Winckles and Angela Rehbein

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940605

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.001.0001

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The Female Authors of Cadell and Davies

The Female Authors of Cadell and Davies

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(p.99) Chapter Five The Female Authors of Cadell and Davies
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Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism
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Michelle Levy

Reese Irwin

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.003.0005

This chapter explores the publishing firm of Cadell and Davies and its relationships with its female authors. During the seven decades in which it operated, in various incarnations between 1765 and 1836, the firm published many influential female authors of the period, including Fanny Burney, Hannah Cowley, Felicia Hemans, Hannah More, Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, and Helen Maria Williams. Through a careful examination of the surviving correspondence and the bibliographical history of their publications of women's writing, this chapter engages in a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the firm’s business practices and women’s engagement with the commercial world of print. The print networks described in the chapter emphasize the centralized position, and asymmetrical power, that male publishers held within a marketplace abundant with female writers seeking to print their works.

Keywords:   Publishing history, female authors, literary networks, print culture, Cadell and Davies, the book trades

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