(London): Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Pres, (1985),
First Edition. quarto, boards. 69pp. Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Pres, Fine copy. Item #3785
From the Introduction: "Free schooling and libraries had encouraged a new, literatre working class...Chatto's directors were among the first publishers to move towards this new market. The intention was to republish some of their most successful hardbound novels in new, paper covers with bright colorful designs, and at a much cheaper price. The illustrators were commissioned to choose exciting and dramatic moments to attract the customers" These Chatto authors and titles are discussed and illustrated in the text: Walter Besant, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conana Doyle, Ouida, Charles Reade, Mark Twain, Zola, and others. Illustrated in color.