The practice and representation of reading in England / edited by James Raven, Helen Small, and Naomi Tadmor

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Subjects: Books and reading--Great Britain--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
LC Classification: Z
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: the practice and representation of reading in England / James Raven, Helen Small, Naomi Tadmor 1
2. 'Let him read the Satires of Horace': reading, literacy and grammar in the twelfth century / Suzanne Reynolds 22
3. Into his secret chamber: reading and privacy in late medieval England / Andrew Taylor 41
4. The place of reading in the English Renaissance: John Dee revisited / William H. Sherman 62
5. Reading and the technology of textual affect: Erasmus's familiar letters and Shakespeare's King Lear / Lisa Jardine 77
6. The editor as reader: constructing Renaissance texts / John Kerrigan 102
7. Popular verses and their readership in the early seventeenth century / Adam Fox 125
8. The physiology of reading in Restoration England / Adrian Johns 138
9. 'In the even my wife read to me': women, reading and household life in the eighteenth century / Naomi Tadmor 162
10. From promotion to proscription: arrangements for reading and eighteenth-century libraries / James Raven 175
11. Provincial servants' reading in the late eighteenth century / Jan Fergus 202
12. Reconstructing the reader: prescriptions, texts and strategies in Anna Larpent's reading / John Brewer 226
13. Women, men and the reading of Vanity Fair / Kate Flint 246
14. A pulse of 124: Charles Dickens and a pathology of the mid-Victorian reading public / Helen Small 263
Bibliography 291
Index 298
Additional Authors: Raven, James, 1959-
Small, Helen
Tadmor, Naomi
Notes: LCCN: 95013247
ISBN: 0521480930
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-297) and index
Physical Description: xvii, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 32237241
ISBN/ISSN: 0521480930

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