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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User Review  - blabeastie - LibraryThing

This book changed my whole outlook on books and reading and really opened my eyes to the vital roles played by the printing press and libraries on the education of the masses. Wonderfully readable it was a joy from beginning to end. Read full review

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Altick's survey of the history of reading in the 19th century has remained a mainstay for anyone interested in the literature, print culture, or social history of the Victorian era. It is also a ... Read full review


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