Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 October 2021

304 Pages | 46 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780192894694

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Crusoe's Books

Readers in the Empire of Print, 1800-1918

Bill Bell

  • Tells the story of the history of reading in the nineteenth century with highly engaging and original accounts of a number of reading constituencies, including Australian convicts, Antarctic explorers, and soldiers in the First World War
  • Includes many archival sources which have never been published before
  • Incorporates the most recent work in book history and the history and practice of reading, some of the most exciting new areas of studies in the humanities
  • Informed by rigorous scholarship but written in a readable and compelling style