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Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England$
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Jan Fergus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297825

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to contribute to the new interdisciplinary field of book history, considering all aspects of print culture, from textual production and consumption to social contexts of print, including interpretive communities as well as the influence of books on the emergence of modern consciousness. The chapter then discusses the ‘rise’ of the novel, women readers, and the problem of evidence; London booksellers and their archives; and the nature and problems of Clay day books. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   book history, print culture, London booksellers, Clay day books, novels

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