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At the same time there was a general shift in the direction of a more secular curriculum, with school readers replacing the Bible as standard classroom texts. This trend was accelerated by the Revised Code of 1862, which introduced (over protests from Matthew Arnold) a “payment-by-results” system. Government subsidies to schools were now partly linked to results in examinations in reading and writing, a reform designed to promote the effective teaching of basic literacy. In the 1850s some schools tried to encourage the reading habit by introducing more advanced pupils to Pilgrim’s Progress, Robinson Crusoe, and The Swiss Family Robinson.
36, 334), while Mavis Clare’s novels alone “give me back my self-respect, and make me see humanity in a nobler light” (ch. 17, 162). Like most early and midVictorian novelists, in other words, Corelli envisions popularity as a sign both of literary merit and of moral conscientiousness. In some sense, then, the divisions within the late Victorian publishing world boiled down to a conflict between those who continued to uphold the beliefs and values that had shaped the ethos and practice of the early and mid-Victorian publishing world and those who instead embraced very different ideas and ideals.
6d. or even 2s. ; in 1852 he supplemented that series with a new shilling-a-volume “Railway Library” designed to compete with the phenomenally successful series of the same name launched in 1848 by Routledge, a newcomer in the field of publishing. 18 Kelly J. Mays These new or revived publishing formats reinforced rather than undercut the threevolume system. For serialization in parts or in a magazine was almost always followed up by publication of the three-volume “library” edition and in due course by various one-volume “cheap” editions, each format reaching a distinct group of readers.
A Companion to the Victorian Novel