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The Rise of the Office Clerk in Literary Culture, 1880-1939




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The Rise of the Office Clerk in Literary Culture, 1880-1939 by J. Wild
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This innovative study investigates the emergence and impact of the lower middle class on British print culture through the figure of the office clerk. This interdisciplinary work offers important insights into a previously neglected area of social and book history, and explores key works by George Gissing, Forster and JB Priestley.

Author Biography

JONATHAN WILD is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His published and forthcoming work includes articles on George Gissing, First World War literature and John O'London's Weekly. Wild is currently working on a study of British 'middlebrow' literature in the inter-war period.
Release date NZ
January 17th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
2006 ed.
IX, 211 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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