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Author Brantlinger, Patrick, 1941-
Title The reading lesson : the threat of mass literacy in nineteenth century British fiction / Patrick Brantlinger.
Imprint Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [1998]
©1998

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Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- Appreciation -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Fiction -- Appreciation -- Great Britain -- History.
Books and reading in literature.
Popular culture in literature.
Social conflict in literature.
Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-246) and index.
Contents Introduction: the case of the poisonous book -- Gothic toxins: The castle of Otranto, The monk, and Caleb Williams -- The reading monster -- How Oliver Twist learned to read, and what he read -- Poor Jack, poor Jane: representing the working class and women in early and mid-Victorian novels -- Cashing in on the real in Thackeray and Trollope -- Novel sensations of the 1860s -- The educations of Edward Hyde and Edwin Reardon -- Overbooked versus bookless futures in late-Victorian fiction.
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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. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585161674 (electronic bk.)
9780585161679 (electronic bk.)
0253334543 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0253212499 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253334541 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253212498 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44964643
Additional Format Print version: Brantlinger, Patrick, 1941- Reading lesson. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1998 0253334543 (DLC) 98019906 (OCoLC)38924292
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
1Introduction: The Case of the Poisonous Book1
2Gothic Toxins: The Castle of Otranto, The Monk, and Caleb Williams25
3The Reading Monster49
4How Oliver Twist Learned to Read, and What He Read69
5Poor Jack, Poor Jane: Representing the Working Class and Women in Early and Mid-Victorian Novels93
6Cashing in on the Real in Thackeray and Trollope121
7Novel Sensations of the 1860s142
8The Educations of Edward Hyde and Edwin Reardon166
9Overbooked versus Bookless Futures in Late-Victorian Fiction192
 Notes213
 Works Cited232
 Index247