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New Directions in Book History

Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Victorian Reading Experience

Editors: Rooney, Paul Raphael, Gasperini, Anna (Eds.)

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  • Engage with new and established sub-fields in Victorian studies and book history
  • Spotlights overlooked topics such as the intersection between audience consumption of print objects and cultural experiences in other media
  • Contributes to the recent spatial turn in humanities research
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This book explores Victorian readers’ consumption of a wide array of reading matter. Established scholars and emerging researchers examine nineteenth-century audience encounters with print culture material such as periodicals, books in series, cheap serials, and broadside ballads. Two key strands of enquiry run through the volume. First, these studies of historical readership during the Victorian period look to recover the motivations or desired returns that underpinned these audiences’ engagement with this reading matter. Second, contributors investigate how nineteenth-century reading and consumption of print was framed and/or shaped by contemporaneous engagement with content disseminated in other media like advertising, the stage, exhibitions, and oral culture.  

About the authors

Paul Raphael Rooney is Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include the history of Victorian reading, series publishing, nineteenth-century periodicals, and popular literature. He has previously published in Victorian Periodicals Review, Women’s Writing, and Publishing History.
Anna Gasperini is a final year PhD candidate at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is completing a thesis on discourses of ethics, monstrosity, and medicine in the Victorian penny blood. At NUIG, she also teaches a seminar module on Victorian popular fiction. She is the current Membership Secretary of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58761-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58760-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95459-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Book Subtitle
The Victorian Reading Experience
Editors
  • Paul Raphael Rooney
  • Anna Gasperini
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58761-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58761-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58760-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95459-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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