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How to do things with books in Victorian Britain

Author: Leah Price; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd print. and 1st paperback printView all editions and formats
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When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss the Bible? What made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who hid behind the newspaper, ladies  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Price; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691159546 0691159548 9780691114170 069111417X
OCLC Number: 879523542
Awards: Commended for Modern Language Association James Russell Lowell Prize 2012
Description: [10], 350 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter One: Reader's Block 19 Part I: Selfish Fictions Chapter Two: Anthony Trollope and the Repellent Book 45 Chapter Three: David Copperfield and the Absorbent Book 72 Chapter Four: It-Narrative and the Book as Agent 107 Part II: Bookish Transactions Chapter Five: The Book as Burden: Junk Mail and Religious Tracts 139 Chapter Six: The Book as Go-Between: Domestic Servants and Forced Reading 175 Chapter Seven: The Book as Waste: Henry Mayhew and the Fall of Paper Recycling 219 Conclusion 258 Notes 263 Works Cited 293 Index 327
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