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Title Reading books : essays on the material text and literature in America / edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles ; foreword by Michael Winship.
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1996]

Series Studies in print culture and the history of the book
Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Subject American literature -- Criticism, Textual.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History.
Books -- United States -- Format -- History -- 19th century.
Books -- United States -- Format -- History -- 20th century.
Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Transmission of texts.
Literary form.
Alt Name Moylan, Michele, 1963-
Stiles, Lane, 1952-
Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages) : illustrations.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dante in America: the first hundred years / Kathleen Verduin -- The material Melville: shaping readers' horizons / Michael Kearns -- Judging literary books by their covers: house styles, Ticknor and Fields, and literary promotion / Jeffrey D. Groves -- Literature in newsprint: antebellum family newspapers and the uses of reading / Amy M. Thomas -- Manufacturing intellectual equipment: the Tauchnitz edition of The Marble faun / Susan S. Williams -- Finding his mark: Twain's The Innocents abroad as a subscription book / Nancy Cook -- Defining the national pantheon: the making of Houghton Mifflin's Biographical series, 1880-1900 / Scott E. Casper -- Materiality as performance: the forming of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona / Michele Moylan -- Packaging literature for the high schools: from Riverside literature series to Literature and life / Lane Stiles.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585142149 (electronic bk.)
9780585142142 (electronic bk.)
9781558490628 (alk. paper)
9781558490635 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 43476990
Additional Format Print version: Reading books. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996 1558490620 (DLC) 96008322 (OCoLC)34618073