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The woman reader

Author: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012] ©2012
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"This lively story has never been told before: the complete history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired. Belinda Jack's groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital bookstores of our time, exploring what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages. Jack traces a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jack, Belinda Elizabeth.
Woman reader
(DLC) 2012002608
(OCoLC)759174431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
ISBN: 9780300160383 0300160380
OCLC Number: 796999564
Description: 1 online resource (x, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Primitives, goddesses and aristocrats --
Reading in the not-so-dark ages --
History, mystery and copying --
Outside the cloister --
"To reade such bookes ... my selfe to edyfye" --
Competing for attention --
Answering back --
Books of their own --
Nation-building --
The modern woman reader.
Responsibility: Belinda Jack.

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Tells the complete history of women readers and the controversies their reading has inspired since the beginning of the written word. This volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital  Read more...

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"A lively and erudite history of the many and ingenious covers thrown over women's minds to keep us in the dark, Jack's absorbing story describes and deconstructs the endlessly remade cover versions Read more...

 
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