Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century by Paul Raphael Rooney, Anna Gasperini

By Paul Raphael Rooney, Anna Gasperini

This ebook explores Victorian readers’ intake of a wide range of studying topic. confirmed students and rising researchers research nineteenth-century viewers encounters with print tradition fabric akin to periodicals, books in sequence, affordable serials, and broadside ballads. key strands of enquiry run throughout the quantity. First, those reviews of ancient readership throughout the Victorian interval glance to get better the motivations or wanted returns that underpinned those audiences’ engagement with this examining subject. moment, members examine how nineteenth-century interpreting and intake of print used to be framed and/or formed by means of contemporaneous engagement with content material disseminated in different media like ads, the level, exhibitions, and oral tradition.

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My aim is not to deny the existence of an enthusiasm for Malory among boys, but rather to emphasize the ways in which boys have demanded our attention to the exclusion of a historical corpus of girl readers whose passion for Le Morte Darthur, if acknowledged, was often mocked and dismissed as romantic or sentimental. Here Malory intersects with broader debates about women’s reading. 15 Pearson is referring to romance in its broadest sense as fiction involving fantastical events, but the same anxieties surround Malory’s medieval romance in particular and continue into the nineteenth century.

I suspect we would be able to draw a clear line from Smiles to this later sense of reading as work. In relation to books like So Many Books! So Little Time! What to Do? (1891) Arata writes, ‘It is the scheduling that interests me here, the way that the project of self-improvement comes to be placed in the context of time-management systems’, ‘On Not Paying’, 201. 8. Macmillan’s Magazine, Self-Help by S. Smiles reviewed, 1 November 1859, 402–06, 402. 28 B. LECKIE 9.  xxi. 10.  Sinnema, ‘Introduction’, vii.

14. 25. See also Fraser’s Magazine, 784–86. 26. Smiles’s letter is quoted in Athenaeum, ‘Our Weekly Gossip’, 15 December 1960, 832–33, 832. 27. In K. 2 (1968), 155–76, 176, he notes that Smiles’s audience was always aimed at youth and his books were often given as school prizes. In addition to the areas noted below, it would be interesting to track young readers’ experience with Self-Help. 28. Athenaeum (1960), 832.  Smiles, Self-Help, 7) and many of his reviewers were quick to agree (see Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine, Self-Help by S.

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