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Popular reading and publishing in Britain, 1914-1950

Author: Joseph McAleer
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before the advent of television, reading was among the most popular of leisure activities. In this lively and scholarly study, Joseph McAleer draws on a wide variety of resources to examine the size  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McAleer
ISBN: 0198203292 9780198203292
OCLC Number: 26013995
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of The Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize for 1992.
Description: 284 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Popular Reading and Publishing, 1870-1914 --
2. 'Books Are a Commodity': The Commercialization of Popular Fiction --
3. 'The Quickest Way Out of Glasgow': Adult Reading Habits --
4. 'Take the Place of Valium': Mills & Boon Ltd. --
5. 'We Must Prevent the Leakage': Children's Reading Habits --
6. 'Get Me the Boy from the Age of Six': D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd. --
7. 'The Public Mind Might Be Diverted': The Religious Tract Society.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Joseph McAleer.
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