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This publication explores Victorian readers’ intake of a big selection of studying subject. confirmed students and rising researchers research nineteenth-century viewers encounters with print tradition fabric reminiscent of periodicals, books in sequence, reasonable serials, and broadside ballads. key strands of enquiry run during the quantity. First, those reviews of ancient readership in the course of the Victorian interval glance to get well the motivations or wanted returns that underpinned those audiences’ engagement with this examining topic. moment, participants examine how nineteenth-century examining and intake of print was once framed and/or formed via contemporaneous engagement with content material disseminated in different media like ads, the degree, exhibitions, and oral tradition.

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31 One Young Folks article promoting Le Morte Darthur as ‘a good story-book’ begins by describing it in familiar terms as ‘one of the most beautiful story-books for boys ever written’, but ends by acknowledging its attractions for a wider audience of ‘young people’: As a book for young people it is admirable. The adventures of Sir Tor, of Sir Tristram, of Sir Lancelot, these afford narratives which a boy who is fond of reading can absolutely revel in. 32 LE MORTE DARTHUR AND THE VICTORIAN GIRL READER 39 Gendered assumptions about what kind of content would most appeal to boys and girls still prevail, but the magazine’s full list of Malory’s female characters demonstrates a commitment to drawing its girl readers to his romance.

J.  8. 5. See V. 2 (1977), 161–87; A. 9 (1970), 347–49, all of which have origins or genesis in their titles. A host of other articles trace the prehistory without the titular emphasis. 6.  209–11. 7. In S. 2 (2004), 193–205, Arata notes that by the 1880s reading itself comes to be understood as work. It would be interesting to trace the lineaments of this shift in more detail. I suspect we would be able to draw a clear line from Smiles to this later sense of reading as work. In relation to books like So Many Books!

2. Fraser’s, 779. 3.  4. 4. J.  8. 5. See V. 2 (1977), 161–87; A. 9 (1970), 347–49, all of which have origins or genesis in their titles. A host of other articles trace the prehistory without the titular emphasis. 6.  209–11. 7. In S. 2 (2004), 193–205, Arata notes that by the 1880s reading itself comes to be understood as work. It would be interesting to trace the lineaments of this shift in more detail. I suspect we would be able to draw a clear line from Smiles to this later sense of reading as work.

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