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The History of Reading offers an engaging, accessible overview from the rise of literacy through to the current trend of book clubs .

Divided into seven sections, each with a useful introduction, this Reader:


summarises the main debates and perspectives shaping the field introduces key theorists such as Iser, Fish and Bakhtin surveys influential works and outlines important
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Paperback, 454 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge (first published July 25th 2010)
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Kathie
Jul 16, 2014 Kathie rated it really liked it
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I read this book cover to cover twice. Oddly, this book was assigned in two different courses in a graduate school. Once during a summer course! That course required this book and The Book History Reader along with other external readings all to be read and responded to in writing in an 8-week course (painful summer). It is dense with information and a scholarly work. If not assigned, I would think of it more as a reference book.
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