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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes: Second Edition / Edition 2

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Jonathan Rose


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ISBN-13: 9780300153651
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 1,207,953
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Rose is the founder and past president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and coeditor of the journal Book History. He is professor of history at Drew University, where he directs the graduate program in book history.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesvii
A Preface to a History of Audiences1
Chapter 1A Desire for Singularity12
Scottish Overture I16
The Milkmaid's lliad18
Knowledge and Power20
Literature and Dogma29
Conservative Authors and Radical Readers39
The Craftsman's Tools48
Chapter 2Mutual Improvement58
Scottish Overture II59
Proletarian Science70
How They Got On73
Chekhov in Canning Town79
A Common Culture?83
Chapter 3The Difference Between Fact and Fiction92
Cinderella as Documentary93
Audience Participation98
Blood, Iron, and Scripture102
New Crusoes106
Pickwickian Realism111
Chapter 4A Conservative Canon116
A General Theory of Rubish120
The People's Bard122
The Hundred Best Books125
Everyman's Library131
Catching Up136
Chapter 5Willingly to School146
A Better-Than-Nothing Institute151
Possibilities of Infinitude156
Strict but Just168
Parental Support172
Unmanly Education177
Regrets and Discontents182
Chapter 6Cultural Literacy in the Classic Slum187
Sheffield 1918190
Wagner and Hoot Gibson196
Aristotle and Dr. Stopes206
Current Affairs220
The Right to Language223
The Most Unlikely People Buy Books Now230
Chapter 7The Welsh Miners' Libraries237
An Underground University238
Marx, Jane Eyre, Tarzan244
Decline and Fall253
Chapter 8The Whole Contention Concerning the Workers' Educational Association256
The Ruskin Rebellion258
The Difficulty about That265
What Did the Students Want?282
The Reward292
Chapter 9Alienation from Marxism298
Evangelical Materalism300
Have You Read Marx?305
Unethical Socialism307
Stalin Reads Thackeray315
Chapter 10The World Unvisited321
Greyfriars' Children322
Adolescent Propaganda331
Marlborough and All That335
A Map of the World341
Building Jerusalem350
To the West353
Chapter 11A Mongrel Library365
The Function of Penny Dreadfuls367
Poverty and Indiscrimination371
Boys' Stories for Girls379
The Dog That Was Down381
Uses and Gratifications386
Chapter 12What Was Leonard Bast Really Like?393
Restricting Literacy394
The Insubordination of the Clerks401
The Bridge413
By Office Boys for Office Boys417
The Better Hole421
Cultural Triage431
Chapter 13Down and Out in Bloomsbury439
On the Fringe439
Where is Bohemia?447
Before the Youth Culture453
What Went Wrong?455

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