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How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain #(2021)

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

  • Title: How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
  • Author: Leah Price
  • ISBN: 9780691114170
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain By Leah Price,



[PDF] How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain | by ↠ Leah Price - How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain, How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading When did the coffee table book become an object of scorn Why did l


Recent Comments "How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain"

The most brilliantly written and most fascinating scholarly book I have read in a long time.

What are books good or maybe not good for besides their content Tough going,lots of jargon.

Price does an incredible job of justifying why both literary critics and book historians should consider aspects of the book s life beyond reading in order to fully grasp the object s valences in a given time Though her own analysis is self consciously comprised of the close readings of a literary critic, the content of these readings is thoroughly convincing of her point And though the generalizeability of her readings is somewhat constrained by the delimited historical period the books she st [...]

This scholarly work by a book historian of Victorian literature is necessarily erudite, clever and droll It seems we owe most of our bookish habits to the Victorians, who continue to shape so much of our life today than we acknowledge, despite persistent deconstruction I encountered many literary terms than I was familiar with and enjoyed looking them up The book historian critiques literary criticism and her own reception writing with the highest skill A dense read in a slim volume.

An academic treatise on Victorian relations with books and paper It looks at cultural history through different theoretical lenses to try and understand how the modern relationship with books and by extension, media was formed at the beginning of mass production This provides good reference material in the scholarship of book history.

This was a very interesting read The Victorians had many concerns about books and their usage A must read for fans of the Victorian Age.

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How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain