Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870 by Stephen ColcloughConsuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870 by Stephen Colclough

Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870

byStephen Colclough

Hardcover | July 12, 2007

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This volume explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive. From wealthy readers of 'amatory fiction', through to men and women reading surreptitiously at the Victorian railway bookstall, it argues that a variety of new reading communities emerged during this period.
STEPHEN COLCLOUGH is Lecturer in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. From 2001 - 2005 he was AHRC Fellow in Book History at the Centre for Writing and Publishing, University of Reading. He has published widely on the history of reading and text dissemination.
Title:Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870Format:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.76 inPublished:July 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525385

ISBN - 13:9780230525382

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Consuming Texts Reading Has a History Reworking the Word: Readers and Their Manuscript Books, 1695-1730 Diversities of Reading Practice, 1695-1770 The Circulating Library, Book Club and Subscription Library- Readers and Reading Communities, 1770-1800 Communal Practice and Individual Response- Reading in the Late-Romantic Period Towards a Mass Audience, Or, John Clare and the Problem of the Unknown Public Conclusion: Texts Consumed Bibliography