The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

by Abigail Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300240252
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 571,928
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Abigail Williams is Lord White Fellow and Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Home Improvements 1

1 How to Read 11

2 Reading and Sociability 36

3 Using Books 64

4 Access to Reading 95

5 Verse at Home 127

6 Drama and Recital 169

7 Fictional Worlds 204

8 Piety and Knowledge 239

Afterword 275

Notes 279

Index 341

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