Popular reading and publishing in Britain, 1914-1950 / Joseph McAleer

Author(s): McAleer, Joseph
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Subjects: Books and reading--Great Britain--History--20th century
Popular literature--Great Britain--History and criticism
Literature publishing--Great Britain--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
Series: Oxford historical monographs
Oxford historical monographs
LC Classification: Z
Physical Description: 284 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1. Popular Reading and Publishing, 1870-1914 12
2. 'Books Are a Commodity': The Commercialization of Popular Fiction 42
3. 'The Quickest Way Out of Glasgow': Adult Reading Habits 71
4. 'Take the Place of Valium': Mills & Boon Ltd. 100
5. 'We Must Prevent the Leakage': Children's Reading Habits 133
6. 'Get Me the Boy from the Age of Six': D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd. 162
7. 'The Public Mind Might Be Diverted': The Religious Tract Society 205
Conclusion 244
Bibliography 255
Index 277
Notes: LCCN: 92019004
ISBN: 0198203292 (cloth) :$62.00
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-276) and index
OCLC Number: 26013995
ISBN/ISSN: 0198203292