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The intellectual life of the British working classes

Author: Jonathan Rose
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Which books did the British working classes read--and how did they read them? How did they respond to canonical authors, penny dreadfuls, classical music, school stories, Shakespeare, Marx, Hollywood movies, imperialist propaganda, the Bible, the BBC, the Bloomsbury Group? What was the quality of their classroom education? How did they educate themselves? What was their level of cultural literacy: how much did they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rose
ISBN: 0300088868 9780300088861 0300098081 9780300098082
OCLC Number: 45610399
Notes: "Published with assistance from the Annie Burr Lewis Fund"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize 2002
Short-listed for British Academy Book Prize 2002
Description: ix, 534 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A desire for singularity --
Ch. 2. Mutual improvement --
Ch. 3. The difference between fact and fiction --
Ch. 4. A conservative canon --
Ch. 5. Willingly to school --
Ch. 6. Cultural literacy in the classic slum --
Ch. 7. The Welsh miners' libraries --
Ch. 8. The whole contention concerning the Workers' Educational Association --
Ch. 9. Alienation from Marxism --
Ch. 10. The world unvisited --
Ch. 11. A mongrel library --
Ch. 12. What was Leonard Bast really like? --
Ch. 13. Down and out in Bloomsbury.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rose.

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A study of the intellectual life of the British working classes from the pre-industrial era to the 20th century. It explores how they responded to canonical authors, penny dreadfuls, classical music,  Read more...
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