Newsbooks, their Distribution, and their Readers
Who read newsbooks, why, and what did they think of them? These are questions of fundamental importance. They change how we read newsbooks; and like many essential questions, answering them is a bedevilled process, requiring the use of eclectic forms of evidence. This chapter substantiates the relationship between newsbooks and their readers. It argues that we can only understand how the newsbook worked in its culture by specific analyses of human interaction and agency, as manifested in the texts themselves, typographical practices, and individual responses.
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