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How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain - a book by Price, Leah

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain( )
Author: Price, Leah
ISBN:978-0-691-15954-6
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.95
Book Description:

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 law courts forbid witnesses to kiss the Bible? What made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who hid behind the newspaper, ladies who matched their books' binding to their dress, and servants who reduced newspapers to fish 'n' chips wrap?

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Pages:360
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishing
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.006 x 9.126 x 0.865 Inches
Book Weight:1.062 Pounds

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