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Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States

Author: Amy L Blair
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The role of cultural elites and journalists in promoting reading as a means of self-improvement and social mobility

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Named Person: Hamilton Wright Mabie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Blair
ISBN: 9781592134502 1592134505 9781592134519 1592134513 9781439906675 143990667X
OCLC Number: 716069470
Description: ix, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: cultivating taste in a mass-market world --
"Mr. Mabie tells you what to read" --
The compromise of Silas Lapham --
James for the general reader --
Misreading The house of Mirth --
The comforts of romanticism --
Epilogue: reading up into the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Amy L. Blair.

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"Amy L. Blair is a close reader, curious researcher, and careful thinker... Reading Up contributes substantially to our understanding of what reception theory can do to flesh out a historical epoch. Read more...

 
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