Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth Century English Fiction.

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What did people read before there were novels? A detailed look at historical readers in England in the 17th Century. We learn about the types of fiction that came before and during the early days of the development of the novel. This is A real help to understanding how the rise of literatacy in the 17th century led to the development of reading materials for broader society, not just for the priveleged few. W. W. Norton. Hb, Dj. 1990. USED. $9.00