Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870

Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870

by S. Colclough
     
 

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This volume explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive. From wealthy readers of 'amatory fiction', through to men and women reading surreptitiously at the Victorian railway bookstall, it argues that a variety of new reading communities emerged during this period.

Overview

This volume explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive. From wealthy readers of 'amatory fiction', through to men and women reading surreptitiously at the Victorian railway bookstall, it argues that a variety of new reading communities emerged during this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230525382
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN COLCLOUGH is Lecturer in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. From 2001 - 2005 he was AHRC Fellow in Book History at the Centre for Writing and Publishing, University of Reading. He has published widely on the history of reading and text dissemination.

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