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The Social Life of Books

The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home by Abigail Williams

All sorts of eighteenth century reading.  Works on elocution, lewd anecdotes to the Family Editions of works from Shakespeare onward, the problems with selling Shakespeare plays that hadn't actually been acted for over a century, the dangers of eyestrain and how having someone read aloud could protect your sight, reading associated knickknacks,  and more.
Tags: history reviews: 15th-18th centuries
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