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The pen and the people : English letter writers 1660-1800

Author: Susan E Whyman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Pen and the People explores how eighteenth-century men and women learned to write letters, why they used them, and the impact of letter writing on their lives and wider culture. Capturing actual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Whyman
ISBN: 9780199532445 0199532443 9780199602186 0199602182
OCLC Number: 768444049
Notes: Originally published: 2009
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars.
Winner of Winner of the Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars 2009.
Description: 348 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: CREATING A CULTURE OF LETTERS ; PART TWO: CREATING A CULTURE OF LITERACY ; PART THREE: FROM LETTERS TO LITERATURE
Responsibility: Susan E. Whyman

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As well as students of literary culture, historians will find this book valuable as a guide to epistolary sources. * Northern History * As with Whyman's earlier book of the Verney family ... the Read more...

 
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