Provincial readers in eighteenth-century England / Jan Fergus.

The English novel took shape in the 18th century, but no one knows who read novels like 'Humphry Clinker' & 'Clarissa' when they were first published. Drawing on booksellers' archives & parish records, this book shows who in the Midlands actually bought novels, plays...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Fergus, Jan S., 1943-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Summary:The English novel took shape in the 18th century, but no one knows who read novels like 'Humphry Clinker' & 'Clarissa' when they were first published. Drawing on booksellers' archives & parish records, this book shows who in the Midlands actually bought novels, plays, & fiction magazines in the 18th century.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 314 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-296) and indexes.
ISBN:9781429492805
1429492805
9780191538209
0191538205
9780191711244
0191711241
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