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Reading books : essays on the material text and literature in America

Author: Michele Moylan; Lane Stiles
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996.
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

These essays examine the ways in which the material qualities of books profoundly affect how they have been read and understood. Included are chapters on the reception of Dante's works in America,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reading books.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96008322
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Moylan; Lane Stiles
ISBN: 0585142149 9780585142142 1122054645 9781122054645
OCLC Number: 43476990
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 288 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dante in America: the first hundred years / Kathleen Verduin --
The material Melville: shaping readers' horizons / Michael Kearns --
Judging literary books by their covers: house styles, Ticknor and Fields, and literary promotion / Jeffrey D. Groves --
Literature in newsprint: antebellum family newspapers and the uses of reading / Amy M. Thomas --
Manufacturing intellectual equipment: the Tauchnitz edition of The Marble faun / Susan S. Williams --
Finding his mark: Twain's The Innocents abroad as a subscription book / Nancy Cook --
Defining the national pantheon: the making of Houghton Mifflin's Biographical series, 1880-1900 / Scott E. Casper --
Materiality as performance: the forming of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona / Michele Moylan --
Packaging literature for the high schools: from Riverside literature series to Literature and life / Lane Stiles.
Series Title: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Responsibility: edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles ; foreword by Michael Winship.


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