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Knight, Charles 1791-1873

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Works: 911 works in 2,353 publications in 2 languages and 16,605 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Illustrated works  Newspapers  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Publisher, Other, Adapter, Recipient, Printer
Classifications: PR2753, 822.33
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Shadows of the old booksellers by Charles Knight( Book )

42 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and German and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of machinery, namely, cheap production and increased employment exhibited : being an address to the working-men of the United Kingdom by Charles Knight( Book )

65 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penny magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)( )

in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miscellany that contains a wide variety of illustrated original and selected articles dealing with non-controversial subjects. These articles include anecdotes, biographies, poetry, geography, zoology, and moralities
William Shakspere; a biography by Charles Knight( Book )

54 editions published between 1842 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English dramatist
Half-hours with the best authors. With short biographical and critica notices by Charles Knight( Book )

86 editions published between 1848 and 1900 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old England : a pictorial museum of regal, ecclesiastical, municipal, baronial, and popular antiquities by Charles Knight( Book )

15 editions published between 1845 and 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Caxton, the first English printer: a biography by Charles Knight( Book )

30 editions published between 1844 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital and labour; including the results of machinery by Charles Knight( Book )

37 editions published between 1845 and 2005 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Shakspere by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1850 and 1880 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London by Charles Knight( Book )

17 editions published between 1851 and 1878 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old printer and the modern press by Charles Knight( Book )

23 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I, "The old printer", is a revised edition of the author's "William Caxton", 1844; pt. II. "The modern press" is "a view of the progress of the press to our own day, especially in relation to ... cheap popular literature."
The history of England during the thirty years' peace: 1816-1846 by Harriet Martineau( Book )

9 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge is power: a view of the productive forces of modern society, and the results of labour, capital, and skill by Charles Knight( Book )

27 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular history of England: an illustrated history of society and government from the earliest period to our own times by Charles Knight( Book )

15 editions published between 1856 and 1868 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knight's cyclopædia of the industry of all nations. 1851 by Charles Knight( Book )

22 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of England from the commencement of the XIXth century to the Crimean War by Harriet Martineau( Book )

6 editions published between 1864 and 1887 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages of a working life during half a century: with a prelude of early reminiscences by Charles Knight( Book )

33 editions published between 1864 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Knight (1791-1873), the son of a Windsor bookseller, was apprenticed to his father at fourteen. He read widely and systematically, and began to buy, collect and sell rare books. He also worked as a journalist, and, on moving to London, set up as a publisher, then took to freelance writing, and acted as manager of the publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1832, he launched the Penny Magazine, offering the working classes useful information, within a moral context of thrift and self-discipline. Knight continued to write - on Shakespeare, on Caxton, on English history - while at the same time being at the centre of the British publishing industry. His 1864-5 three-volume autobiography (reissued here in its posthumous 1873 edition) provides insights into the economics as well as the personalities of the mid-Victorian publishing world. Volume 2 covers the 1820s to the late 1840s
The rights of industry : addressed to the working-men of the United Kingdom by Charles Knight( Book )

20 editions published between 1831 and 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggles of a book against excessive taxation by Charles Knight( Book )

22 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The old printer and the modern press
Alternative Names
Author of The results of machinery 1791-1873

Charles, II Knight

Charles Knight Brits schrijver (1791-1873)

Charles Knight éditeur anglais

Charles Knight englischer Schriftsteller und Verleger

Charles Knight English publisher, editor, author

Charles Knight II

Knight, Charles 1791-1873

Knight, Charles II

Knight, Charles (Verleger) 1791-1873

Results of machinery, Author of the 1791-1873

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