The English common reader: a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900

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University of Chicago Press, 1957 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 430 pages
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Review: The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public

User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

This was a fairly interesting social history about reading in the 19th century. Mostly it focused on the different movements to get people reading, and the debates and attempts to control what they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

As far as I know, this is the best historical account we have of the English common reading public in the nineteenth century and, more than fifty years later, it's still relevant and it still raises important questions and opens avenues for inquiry for scholars like me. Read full review

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From Caxton to the Eighteenth Century
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The Eighteenth Century 80
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