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The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home

Author: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : YALE University Press, 2017.
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
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A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century. Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives  Read more...
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WILLIAMS, ABIGAIL.
SOCIAL LIFE OF BOOKS.
[Place of publication not identified] : YALE University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)961310989
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
ISBN: 9780300228106 0300228104
OCLC Number: 988326307
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Home Improvements; 1. How to Read; 2. Reading and Sociability; 3. Using Books; 4. Access to Reading; 5. Verse at Home; 6. Drama and Recital; 7. Fictional Worlds; 8. Piety and Knowledge; Afterword; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: Abigail Williams.

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"A lively survey. . . . Williams's book is welcome because her research and insights make us conscious of how we, today, use books."--John Sutherland, New York Times Book Review"Williams's charming Read more...

 
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