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Author Williams, Abigail, author.

Title The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home / Abigail Williams.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  002.09 W67s 2017    ---  Available
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Description viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index.
Contents Introduction : Home improvements -- How to read -- Reading and sociability -- Using books -- Access to reading -- Verse at home -- Drama and recital -- Fictional worlds -- Piety and knowledge -- Afterword.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Books and reading -- History -- 18th century.
Books and reading -- Sociological aspects.
Families -- Books and reading -- History -- 18th century.
Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00836454
Books and reading -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00836473
Families -- Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst01728858
Großbritannien (DE-588)4022153-2
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Publishing.
Hobbies and Games.
Hobbies and Games.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780300208290 (hardcover)
0300208294 (hardcover)

 
    
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