Books for Idle Hours

Books for Idle Hours ➵ [Reading] ➷ Books for Idle Hours By Donna Harrington-Lueker ➪ – Heartforum.co.uk The publishing phenomenon of summer reading, often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United S The publishing phenomenon of summer reading, often Idle Hours PDF/EPUB Ä focused on novels set in vacation destinations, started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States As an emerging middle class increasingly embraced summer leisure as a marker of social status, book publishers sought new market opportunities, authors discovered a growing readership, andreaders indulged in lighter fareDrawing on publishing books for PDF \ records, book reviews, readers diaries, and popular novels of the period, Donna Harrington Lueker explores the beginning of summer reading and the backlash against it Countering fears about the dangers of leisurely reading especially for young women publishers framed summer reading not as a disreputable habit but as a respectable pastime and welcome respite books for Idle Hours sheds new light on an ongoing seasonal for Idle Hours MOBI î publishing tradition.

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  • Hardcover
  • 248 pages
  • Books for Idle Hours
  • Donna Harrington-Lueker
  • 15 June 2018
  • 9781625343826

13 thoughts on “Books for Idle Hours

  1. Julie says:

    Interesting academic look at the rise of summer reading, highlighting books from the 19th century that were considered appropriate for idle hours.

  2. A says:

    Read an early copy.Overall, I thought it was a good book, and did a good job fitting the narrative of the retail aspect of pushing summer reading and the social cultural movements of the period together There were a few times I wished statements evidence from the period had been questioned further, and some topics I felt were covered too briefly.

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