Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood by J. A. AppleyardBecoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood by J. A. Appleyard

Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood

byJ. A. Appleyard

Paperback | January 28, 1994

Pricing and Purchase Info

$51.72

Earn 259 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Becoming a Reader studies the psychological development of readers of fictional stories across the entire lifespan. The author argues that regardless of personality and background, readers go through a regular sequence of stages as they mature from childhood to adulthood which affects how they experience and respond to stories. Literary theorists, reading psychologists, and general readers interested in the power of reading will find this to be an insightful book.
Title:Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to AdulthoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:January 28, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052146756X

ISBN - 13:9780521467568

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood

Reviews

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Early childhood: the reader as player; 2. Later childhood: the reader as hero and heroine; 3. Adolescence: the reader as thinker; 4. College and beyond: the reader as interpreter; 5. Adulthood: the pragmatic reader.

Editorial Reviews

"...As a compendium of what fiction is or can be in our lives, this book is a rare achievement. Include it in your book circle, a seminar on teaching literature, and your backpack of things for solitary contemplation." Sam Sebesta, Journal of Reading