Food for Thought: Mudie's Select Library and the Fiction of the 1860s

Monica Correa Fryckstedt




literature; libraries; Mudie's library

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Archives of Smith, Elder and Company now in the possession of John Murray, London.

Bentley, Richard. "The Papers of Richard Bentley." Add MSS 46,672. British Library, London.

Catalogue of the Principal Works in Circulation at Mudie's Select Library. London, 1869, 1871, 1876, 1888, 1900, 1914, 1931.

Cruse, Amy. The Victorians and Their Books. London: Allen and Unwin, 1935.

Finkelstein, David. "'The Secret': British publishers and Mudie's Struggle for Economic Survival 1861-64." Publishing History 34 (1993): 2l-50.

Griest, Guinevere L. Mudie's Circulating Library and the Victorian Novel. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1970.

Sutherland, I.A. Victorian Novelists and Publishers. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1976.


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