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This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt via the ...Show synopsisThis study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt via the invention of printing in the 15th century to the birth of a mass reading public and today's digital revolution. It argues that it is the demands and expectations of the reader, acting alongside the creative will of the writer, that is the evolutionary motor of literary forms and genres. From man's first use of the written word simply as a form of reference, to the emergence of the first holy or devotional texts, and onto the development of fictions, both poetic and novelistic, this work aims to both challenge and enlighten.Hide synopsis
Description:Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows...Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Glossy card covers, pp...Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Glossy card covers, pp.372, bw ills. Fine A heavyish book which when wrapped will weigh c1100g, thus exceeding the postage default weight of 1000g and perhaps invoking a request for the extra postage at cost at time of order ( or actual cost of postage can be quoted upon enquiry ).
Description:VG. Same ISBN, but this is a PAPERBACK. Clean, tight copy, in...VG. Same ISBN, but this is a PAPERBACK. Clean, tight copy, in very good condition throughout. Dispatch within 24 hrs from the UK.
Description:New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller...New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Please note we cannot offer an expedited shipping service from the UK.
Description:Fair. This book may include some defects such moderate...Fair. This book may include some defects such moderate highlighting and notes. Cover and some pages may be creased and show discolouration. Ex-library. However the book is still readable. We ship items in 1 working day from UK.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (UK). 384 p. 140 b&w illustrations.
Description:Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact...Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
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