Philobiblon: 19th-century literary profits

Sunday, December 18, 2005

19th-century literary profits

Miss Williams Wynn is today passing on literary gossip about payments to Sir Walter Scott. Her editor, at considerably greater length, is commenting on the literary marketplace in the middle of the 19th century and its financial realities. I don't know how reliable were his sources, but might be of interest to anyone into literary economics.

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