Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 by Alan RichardsonLiterature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 by Alan Richardson

Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832

byAlan RichardsonEditorJames Chandler, Marilyn Butler

Paperback | August 5, 2004

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In this innovative study Alan Richardson addresses issues in literary and educational history never examined together before. He argues that transformations in schooling and literacy in Britain between 1780 and 1832 helped shape the provision of literature as we now know it. Topics include definitions of childhood, educational methods and institutions, children's literature and female education. Richardson charts how social relations were transformed through reading and education, and Romantic texts are reinterpreted in the light of historical and social issues.
Title:Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832Format:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:August 5, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521607094

ISBN - 13:9780521607094

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Childhood, education, and power; 2. School time; 3. Children's literature and the work of culture; 4. Women, education, and the novel; 5. The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties; 6. Epilogue: Romanticism and the idea of literature; Notes; Index.

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"Richardson's analyses of literary works are essence not ornament to his tracing of the acquisition of habits and attitudes that reshaped social expectations...superb book." ST in Romanticism