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The Resource The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home, Abigail Williams

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

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The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home
Title
The social life of books
Title remainder
reading together in the eighteenth-century home
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Williams
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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."--
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Williams, Abigail
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.W72 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Families
Label
The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home, Abigail Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn961310989
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780300208290
Lccn
2016958764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961310989
  • i9780300208290
Label
The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home, Abigail Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn961310989
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780300208290
Lccn
2016958764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961310989
  • i9780300208290

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