Provincial Readers in Eighteenth Century England

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Provincial Readers in Eighteenth Century England

It is well known that the English novel took shape in the eighteenth century, but no one knows who read novels like Humphry Clinker and Clarissa when they were first published. Drawing on booksellers' archives and parish records, this book shows who in the Midlands actually bought novels, plays, and fiction magazines in the eighteenth century.

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Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Jan Fergus
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

It is well known that the English novel took shape in the eighteenth century, but no one knows who read novels like Humphry Clinker and Clarissa when they were first published. Drawing on booksellers' archives and parish records, this book shows who in the Midlands actually bought novels, plays, and
Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Jan Fergus
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-25 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Many scholars have written about eighteenth-century English novels, but no one really knows who read them. This study provides historical data on the provincial reading publics for various forms of fiction - novels, plays, chapbooks, children's books, and magazines. Archival records of Midland booksellers based in five market towns and
Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-century England
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Jan S. Fergus
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

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Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 380
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Categories: History
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Drawing on a range of methodologies associated with the history of reading, this book explores the reception of the Scottish Enlightenment, assessing the impact that major texts had on the lives, beliefs and habits of mind of contemporary readers.