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The Social Life of Books

The Social Life of Books

Wydawnictwo Yale University Press
Data wydania 01/08/2017
Wydanie Pierwsze
Liczba stron 368
Forma publikacji książka w twardej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Literatura popularna
Język angielski
ISBN 9780300208290
Kategorie Historia Wielkiej Brytanii i Irlandii, Historia współczesna do XX w: od 1700 do 1900, Historia: kultura i społeczeństwo, Kultura materialna
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A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives and literary culture of the time, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life. "A lively survey. . . . Williams's book is welcome because her research and insights make us conscious of how we, today, use books."-John Sutherland, New York Times Book Review "Williams's charming pageant of anecdotes, as revealed in diaries, letters and marginalia, conjures a world strikingly different from our own but surprisingly similar in many ways, a time when reading was on the rise and whole worlds sprang up around it."-Washington Post "The inestimable value of Williams's book is that it offers us, beyond the shrewd and apt commentary, new things to understand and to feel among the sheer diversity and number of its eloquent lives."-Min Wild, Times Literary Supplement "This lively and original study, richly documented and happily free of jargon... has brought to life the story of how print worked on people in the past."-Toby Barnard, Dublin Review of Books "The Social Life of Books ranges confidently and with fascinating detail over a great number of types of reading venues, reading materials, and readers." -James Raven, American Historical Review "This book confidently explores a fascinating topic. Its strength lies in its sheer wealth of examples, especially the many cases recovered from provincial archives that freshly illustrate the habits and eccentricities of eighteenth-century readers. This is a book that any reader with an interest in the eighteenth century will enjoy and value."-John Mullan, University College London "A comprehensive account, impressively documented and vividly illustrated, of the social history of reading, by an author whose own reading skills are matched by her brilliantly mastered erudition."-Claude Rawson, Maynard Mack Professor of English Emeritus, Yale University "T

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