In the Company of Books: Literature and Its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America

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A vital feature of American culture in the nineteenth century was the growing awareness that the literary marketplace consisted not of a single, unified, relatively homogeneous reading public but rather of many disparate, overlapping reading communities differentiated by interests, class, and level of education as well as by gender and stage of life. Tracing the segmentation of the literary marketplace in nineteenth-century America, this book analyzes the implications of the subdivided literary field for readers, writers, ...

In the Company of Books: Literature and Its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America 2006, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495418

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In the Company of Books: Literature and Its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America 2006, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558495401

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