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Popular literature and reading habits in Britain, 1914-1950

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This thesis is an examination of the mass-market publishing industry in Britain after the First World War and of the 'literature' read by the lower-middle and working classes: novels and weekly magazines. We chronicle the development of the industry both generally and through the experiences of three publishers, examine the activity and motivations of the reading public and consider the treatment of contemporary issues and attitudes within popular fiction as a useful barometer for the his...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
Publication date:
1989
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323814
URN:
uuid:7cf39377-41a1-4a44-bb62-0786b297fc37
Local pid:
td:602323814

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