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Reading and the First World War free pdf What role did reading play in the lives of those who experienced the First World War? This volume demonstrates that reading was both the prime leisure occupation and the main means for transmitting information for combatants and civilians during the war. Ranging from ordinary soldiers to conscientious objectors and from to war artists to civilians in occupied Belgium, the readers uncovered in this volume read for a multitude of reasons. Letters and books sent from home could bring soldiers in touch with family members and memories of lives lived before the war. Newspapers and trench journals helped maintain morale in the trenches and communicated war news and propaganda to civilian audiences. Bringing together respected specialists and emerging scholars, Reading and the First World War reveals the diversity of reading practices at the time and the central importance of reading in the experience of conflict, at the front and at home.

About Shafquat Towheed

Shafquat Towheed is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at The Open University. He is the Director of the UK Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945 and the Open University's Book History Research Group. With Jonathan Rose, he is co-editor of Palgrave's New Directions in Book History series. Edmund G. C. King is a Research Associate in the Department of English at The Open University, where he works on the UK Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945. His articles have appeared in leading journals such as Book History and English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920.

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Author : Shafquat Towheed
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 18 August 2015
ISBN : 1137302704
EAN : 9781137302700
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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