Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 June 2019

160 Pages | 8-10 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198820581

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Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Belinda Jack

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the fascinating history of reading, from the ancient world to today
  • Discusses subversive reading and censorship, from Enlightenment book burnings to today's digital firewalls
  • Considers the power of reading to move, inspire, arouse, and inform us
  • Shows how innovations in printing and paper-making, and increasing levels of education have seen a boom in worldwide literacy since the eighteenth century
  • Considers the role of reading in an increasingly digital age
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series--millions of copies sold worldwide