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How to do things with books in Victorian Britain

Author: Leah Price
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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"How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. 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 who matched their books' binding to their dress, and servants who reduced newspapers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Price
ISBN: 9780691114170 069111417X 0691159548 9780691159546
OCLC Number: 978628640
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2012.
Awards: Winner of Robert Lowry Patten Award, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 2014
Commended for James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association 2012
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reader's block --
Anthony Trollope and the repellent book --
David Copperfield and the absorbent book --
It-narrative and the book as agent --
The book as burden : junk mail and religious tracts --
The book as go-between : domestic servants and forced reading --
The book as waste : Henry Mayhew and the fall of paper recycling.
Responsibility: Leah Price.

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