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Reading material in early modern England : print, gender, and literacy

Author: Heidi Brayman Hackel
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reading Material in Early Modern England rediscovers the practices and representations of a wide range of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English readers. Heidi Brayman Hackel artues for a history of reading centered on the traces left by merchants and maidens, gentlewomen and servants, adolescents and matrons - precisely those readers whose entry into the print marketplace provoked debate and changed the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Brayman Hackel
ISBN: 0521842514 9780521842518
OCLC Number: 56103804
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Towards a material history of reading --
2. Impressions from a "scribbling age" : gestures and habits of reading --
3. Framing "gentle readers" in preliminaries and margins --
4. Noting readers of the Arcadia in marginalia and commonplace books --
5. Consuming readers : ladies, lapdogs, and libraries --
App. "A catalogue of my ladies bookes at London" : the Countess of Bridgewater's London library.
Responsibility: Heidi Brayman Hackel.
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