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Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes - JONATHAN ROSE
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Chapman & Hall, Undated . Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). Good. | Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 7½" x 5". 324pp. Index. | Suspect this is a later reprint circa 1900 but no indication of revisions or previous editions to be found. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. Boards faded and marked, somewhat rubbed. Spine dulled. All edges dusty or soiled, top edges especially so. Unopened at some top and foredges. Small sticker to ffep. Internally clean & bright., Chapman & Hall, Yale Univ Pr, February 2003. Paper Back Paper Back. As New. Historians have always known much more about writers themselves than about what ordinary people actually read, and why. In this remarkable book, we hear first-hand the voices of working men and women (drawn from newly-discovered memoirs and autobiographies) who participated in the vigorous reading culture of 19th and early 20th century Britain. Bricklayers, weavers, and washerwomen were so eager to educate themselves that they formed lending libraries, mutual improvement societies, and subscription concert series. A perusal of these groups' records dispels any notion that high culture was the province of the elite: Welsh miners read <i>Jane Eyre</i> alongside <i>Tarzan of the Apes</i> and <i>Das Kapital</i>, young women subscribed in serial format to the <i>Iliad</i>, and <i>Pilgrim's Progress</i> was the most widely stocked book in prison libraries. Rose's book poignantly affirms the universal value of reading itself, which leads (not, as commentators of the day feared, to a particular political viewpoint) to the creation of a questioning, critical mind. 'Authors are far more likely to inspire generations of readers...if they produce novel, distinctive, provocative, even subversive ways of interpreting reality. That is exactly what autodidacts, struggling to make sense of it all, found in Shakespeare, Bunyan, Defoe, Carlyle, Dickens, Ruskin, and countless others. They embraced...the classics, because [they] offered a hundred ways of understanding the world, and a hundred plans for changing it.' Very slight age-toning to textblock edges., Yale Univ Pr

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[SR: 1070449], Paperback, [EAN: 9780300098082], Yale University Press, Yale University Press, Book, [PU: Yale University Press], 2002-10-11, Yale University Press, In 1906 a famous survey of the reading habits of Labour MPs revealed that their preferences were the Bible, Walter Scott and John Ruskin, with hardly a hint of Karl Marx. Nearly a century later, Jonathan Rose's The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes goes a long way to explaining why. His book is a mammoth survey of the autodidact, self-improving culture that emerged in Britain in the late 18th century and flourished for nearly 200 years through religious tract societies, mechanics institutes, trade union libraries and the Workers' Educational Association, until the end of the Second World War. Using workers' autobiographies, social surveys and opinion polls, Rose has produced a rich compilation of evidence, depicting an elite within the working class suffused with Macaulay, Milton and Shakespeare, and contemptuous of romance fiction, the tabloids and sensationalist melodrama. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Roe argues that this self-taught culture produced a working class wary of Marxism (because it was badly written), but also bored by imperialist adventure tales (because they gestured to a world of which workers knew nothing). It is not always easy to follow Rose in his journey through the working-class canon--he is determined to take us into every corner of his library--but it is worth sticking with him. The revelations from his research are fascinating, and his subtle tilts against fashionable post-modernist readings of reading are funny and well placed.--Miles Taylor., 4117771, Ireland, 271343, Britain & Ireland, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772162, Cultural History, 772188, Local & Urban History, 772192, London, 271405, Multicultural History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 771718, World History, 771998, Pre-500, 772000, 501-1500, 772002, 1501-1750, 772004, 1751-1900, 772006, 1901-1913, 772008, World War I 1914-1918, 772010, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 10959961, World War II 1939-1945, 772014, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 274869, Books & Reading, 277070, Publishing & Books, 59, Reference, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[SR: 1070449], Paperback, [EAN: 9780300098082], Yale University Press, Yale University Press, Book, [PU: Yale University Press], 2002-10-11, Yale University Press, In 1906 a famous survey of the reading habits of Labour MPs revealed that their preferences were the Bible, Walter Scott and John Ruskin, with hardly a hint of Karl Marx. Nearly a century later, Jonathan Rose's The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes goes a long way to explaining why. His book is a mammoth survey of the autodidact, self-improving culture that emerged in Britain in the late 18th century and flourished for nearly 200 years through religious tract societies, mechanics institutes, trade union libraries and the Workers' Educational Association, until the end of the Second World War. Using workers' autobiographies, social surveys and opinion polls, Rose has produced a rich compilation of evidence, depicting an elite within the working class suffused with Macaulay, Milton and Shakespeare, and contemptuous of romance fiction, the tabloids and sensationalist melodrama. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Roe argues that this self-taught culture produced a working class wary of Marxism (because it was badly written), but also bored by imperialist adventure tales (because they gestured to a world of which workers knew nothing). It is not always easy to follow Rose in his journey through the working-class canon--he is determined to take us into every corner of his library--but it is worth sticking with him. The revelations from his research are fascinating, and his subtle tilts against fashionable post-modernist readings of reading are funny and well placed.--Miles Taylor., 4117771, Ireland, 271343, Britain & Ireland, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772162, Cultural History, 772188, Local & Urban History, 772192, London, 271405, Multicultural History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 771718, World History, 771998, Pre-500, 772000, 501-1500, 772002, 1501-1750, 772004, 1751-1900, 772006, 1901-1913, 772008, World War I 1914-1918, 772010, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 10959961, World War II 1939-1945, 772014, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 274869, Books & Reading, 277070, Publishing & Books, 59, Reference, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[EAN: 9780300098082], Gebraucht, wie neu, [PU: Yale Univ Pr February 2003], AUTODIDACT, WORKING CLASS, LITERACY, READING, History|Europe|Great Britain|General, History|Historical Geography, Literary Criticism|Books & Reading, Social Science|Sociology|General, Business & Economics|Labor, Historians have always known much more about writers themselves than about what ordinary people actually read, and why. In this remarkable book, we hear first-hand the voices of working men and women (drawn from newly-discovered memoirs and autobiographies) who participated in the vigorous reading culture of 19th and early 20th century Britain. Bricklayers, weavers, and washerwomen were so eager to educate themselves that they formed lending libraries, mutual improvement societies, and subscription concert series. A perusal of these groups' records dispels any notion that high culture was the province of the elite: Welsh miners read Jane Eyre alongside Tarzan of the Apes and Das Kapital, young women subscribed in serial format to the Iliad, and Pilgrim's Progress was the most widely stocked book in prison libraries. Rose's book poignantly affirms the universal value of reading itself, which leads (not, as commentators of the day feared, to a particular political viewpoint) to the creation of a questioning, critical mind. 'Authors are far more likely to inspire generations of readers.if they produce novel, distinctive, provocative, even subversive ways of interpreting reality. That is exactly what autodidacts, struggling to make sense of it all, found in Shakespeare, Bunyan, Defoe, Carlyle, Dickens, Ruskin, and countless others. They embraced.the classics, because [they] offered a hundred ways of understanding the world, and a hundred plans for changing it.' Very slight age-toning to textblock edges.

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Yale Univ Pr, February 2003. Paper Back Paper Back. As New. Historians have always known much more about writers themselves than about what ordinary people actually read, and why. In this remarkable book, we hear first-hand the voices of working men and women (drawn from newly-discovered memoirs and autobiographies) who participated in the vigorous reading culture of 19th and early 20th century Britain. Bricklayers, weavers, and washerwomen were so eager to educate themselves that they formed lending libraries, mutual improvement societies, and subscription concert series. A perusal of these groups' records dispels any notion that high culture was the province of the elite: Welsh miners read <i>Jane Eyre</i> alongside <i>Tarzan of the Apes</i> and <i>Das Kapital</i>, young women subscribed in serial format to the <i>Iliad</i>, and <i>Pilgrim's Progress</i> was the most widely stocked book in prison libraries. Rose's book poignantly affirms the universal value of reading itself, which leads (not, as commentators of the day feared, to a particular political viewpoint) to the creation of a questioning, critical mind. 'Authors are far more likely to inspire generations of readers...if they produce novel, distinctive, provocative, even subversive ways of interpreting reality. That is exactly what autodidacts, struggling to make sense of it all, found in Shakespeare, Bunyan, Defoe, Carlyle, Dickens, Ruskin, and countless others. They embraced...the classics, because [they] offered a hundred ways of understanding the world, and a hundred plans for changing it.' Very slight age-toning to textblock edges., Yale Univ Pr

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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

This prizewinning book provides an intellectual history of the British working classes from the pre-industrial era to the twentieth century. Drawing on workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, the author discovers how members of the working classes educated themselves, which books they read, and how their reading influenced them.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780300098082
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0300098081
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Publishing year: 1906
Publisher: Yale University Press

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