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作者 Williams, Abigail. author
書名 The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home / Abigail Williams
出版項 New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780300208290
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  Z1003 .W72 2017    在架上    30610020561718
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  Z1003 W721 2017    在架上    30530001303320
說明 viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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系列 The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
附註 Introduction : Home improvements -- How to read -- Reading and sociability -- Using books -- Access to reading -- Verse at home -- Drama and recital -- Fictional worlds -- Piety and knowledge -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
"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 and literary culture of the time, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index
主題 Books and reading -- History -- 18th century
Books and reading -- Sociological aspects
Families -- Books and reading -- History -- 18th century
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