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This book provides them with a radical new emphasis. Dr Spufford's book examines the profits made by these publishers, the scale of their operations, and the way the 'small books' were distributed throughout the country.

This book provides them with a radical new emphasis. It also examines their content, and compares the English chapbooks with their French counterparts. By so doing, the author throws light on one of the influences at work on the seventeenth-century villager, and illuminates some of the concepts and imagery that formed the imaginative stock-in-trade of the man behind the plough.

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Contrasting Communities established Margaret Spufford as one of our leading local historians

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Her next important book 'Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth Century England' was published in 1981 and it too has been kept continuously in print ever since It made.

Her next important book 'Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth Century England' was published in 1981 and it too has been kept continuously in print ever since It made people aware of the extent of literacy in rural England and what there was for her rural readers to read. Her next landmark book 'The Great Reclothing of Rural England' came out in 1984. It brought the attention of historians to the chapmen who toured rural England before the proliferation of shops, carrying with them the essential linens for clothing and a range of haberdashery and other small objects, including her small books.

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General and Thematic - Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories. Popular fiction and its readership in seventeenth-century England. London: Methuen, 1981. xxi + 275 pp. No price given. Derek Fraser, Peter Clark and Joan Simon (a1). Leicester University. Recommend this journal.

John Locke and Children's Books in Eighteenth Century England. Margaret Spufford," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 77, no. 2 (Second Quarter, 1983): 221-226. Samuel F. Pickering Jr. Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

In Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England, Spufford examined how cheap printed stories contributed to oral culture even among the poorest classes.

In Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England, Spufford examined how cheap printed stories contributed to oral culture even among the poorest classes, basing her investigation on the collection of chapbooks made by the diarist Samuel Pepys.

Popular fiction and its readership in seventeenthcentury Englandby Margaret Spufford. Pp. xxi + 275, Index; £1. 5 (hardback).

It argues that while Spufford has made an interesting attempt to penetrate the world of seventeenthcentury English popular culture, she is, in the final analysis, unsuccessful. Popular fiction and its readership in seventeenthcentury Englandby Margaret Spufford.

Cambridge, 1991; Spufford M. The Great Reclothing of Rural England. The Pedlar, the Historian and the Folklorist // Folklore - 1994. Vol. CV. - P. 13–24; Wood . The Common Voice : History, Folklore and Oral Tradition in Early Modern England, // Past and Present.

First edition. A study of the chapbooks and their producers. xxi, 275 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 8vo..
Small Books and Pleasant Histories download epub
Europe
Author: Margaret Spufford
ISBN: 0820305952
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr; First Edition edition (May 1, 1982)
Pages: 275 pages