The Social Life Of Books: Reading Together In The Eighteenth-century Home

byAbigail Williams

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

The Social Life Of Books: Reading Together In The Eighteenth-century Home by Abigail Williams
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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.
Title:The Social Life Of Books: Reading Together In The Eighteenth-century HomeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300208294

ISBN - 13:9780300208290

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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