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The social life of books: Reading together in the eighteenth-century home

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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.

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Publisher:
Yale University Press Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-06-27
Source identifiers:
707804
ISBN-10:
0300208294
ISBN-13:
9780300208290
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Deposit date:
2017-07-12

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