Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

ISBN-10: 0300153651
ISBN-13: 9780300153651
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Jonathan Rose
List price: $45.00
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Description: Now in its second edition, this landmark book provides an intellectual history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. Drawing on workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, Jonathan  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Now in its second edition, this landmark book provides an intellectual history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. Drawing on workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, Jonathan Rose discovers which books people read, how they educated themselves, and what they knew. A new preface uncovers the author's journey into labor history, and its rewarding link to intellectual history.

Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study in the University of London, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies. He is General Editor of the new multivolume History of Oxford University Press and editor of the journal Publishing History. His publications include Literary Cultures and the Material Book (2007) and Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing, 1800-1919 (1994).Jonathan Rose is Professor of History at Drew University. He was the founding president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and is co-editor of the journal Book History. His publications include The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001), The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation (2001), and British Literary Publishing Houses, 1820-1965 (1991).

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