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Eighteenth-century manners of reading : print culture and popular instruction in the Anglophone Atlantic world

Author: Eve Tavor Bannet
Publisher: United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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"The market for print steadily expanded throughout the eighteenth-century Atlantic world thanks to printers' efforts to ensure that ordinary people knew how to read and use printed matter. Reading is and was a collection of practices, performed in diverse, but always very specific ways. These practices were spread down the social hierarchy through printed guides. Eve Tavor Bannet explores guides to six manners or
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bannet, Eve Tavor, 1947-
Eighteenth-century manners of reading.
United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)989038629
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Tavor Bannet
ISBN: 9781108321495 1108321496 9781108296915 1108296912
OCLC Number: 1006598230
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: the schoolroom in the marketplace; 1. The ABCs of reading; 2. Arts of reading; 3. Polite reading; 4. Ordinary discontinuous reading; 5. Reading secret writing.
Responsibility: Eve Tavor Bannet.

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