This book brings together a collection of original articles on the transnational relations between Brazil and European countries, especially Britain and France, in the domain of literature and print culture from the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Introduction 1. Reading in Colonial Brazil 2. Booksellers in Rio de Janeiro: The Book Trade and Circulation of Ideas from 1808 to 1831 3. Seditious Books and Ideas of Revolution in Brazil (1830–71) 4. Migratory Literary Forms: British Novels in Nineteenth-Century Brazil 5. The Library that Disappeared: The Rio de Janeiro British Subscription Library 6. The History of a Pseudo-Dumas Novel: The Hand of the Dead 7. Revista Nacional e Estrangeira (1839–40): A Foreign or a Brazilian Magazine? 8. The Role of the Press in the Incorporation of Brazil into the Paris Fashion System 9. The Brazilian and the French Bas de Page 10. How to Be a Professional Writer in Nineteenth-Century Brazil 11. Print Technologies, World News and Narrative Form in Machado de Assis 12. The Brazilian Book Market in Portugal in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and the Paradigm Change in Luso-Brazilian Cultural Relations 13. Popular Editions and Best-sellers at the End of the Nineteenth Century in Brazil 14. The Brazilian Publishing Industry at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: The Path of Monteiro Lobato