The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (Nineteenth Century Series (Ashgate)) (by Sarah Dewis)


Author(s): Sarah Dewis

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2014-02-28
ISBN-10: 1409469220
ISBN-13: 9781409469223
Language: English
Description: Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival
work on the publication history of the Gardener's Magazine
(1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John
and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic
discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes by some sections of the
press, the Loudons were key players in the democratization of print
media and the development of the printed image. Both offered women
readers a cultural alternative to the predominantly literary and
classical culture of the educated English elite. In addition, they
were innovatory in emphasizing the value of scientific knowledge… more…

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