Reading Books

Reading Books

by Michele Moylan
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558490628
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
03/10/1997
Series:
Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Dante in America: The First Hundred Years16
The Material Melville: Shaping Readers' Horizons52
Judging Literary Books by Their Covers: House Styles, Ticknor and Fields, and Literary Promotion75
Literature in Newsprint: Antebellum Family Newspapers and the Uses of Reading101
Manufacturing Intellectual Equipment: The Tauchnitz Edition of The Marble Faun117
Finding His Mark: Twain's The Innocents Abroad as a Subscription Book151
Defining the National Pantheon: The Making of Houghton Mifflin's Biographical Series, 1880-1900179
Materiality as Performance: The Forming of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona223
Packaging Literature for the High Schools: From the Riverside Literature Series to Literature and Life248
Contributors277
Index279

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