How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain


Price, Leah. 2012. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


Walter Channing Cabot Prize for Distinguished Publication; Robert Lowry Patten for best book on 18th- or 19th-century literature; Honorable Mention, James Russell Lowell Prize for best book in any field of literary criticismNamed “book of the year” by Books and Culture and listed among “Top Ten History Books of 2012” by Open Letters MonthlyReviewed in Times Literary Supplement, Library Journal, Boston Globe, Times Higher Education Supplement, Literary Review, History Today, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Toronto Star, Threepenny Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chronicle of Higher Education, Books & Culture, National Post (Canada), Huffington Post, Review of English Studies, Victorian Studies, Studies in English Literature, Novel, Nineteenth-Century Books Online, Review 13, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Victorian Review, Sewanee Review, Reception, Campaign for the American Reader, P. 99 Test, Humanities, Electric Scotland, Open Letters Monthly, Reception, Victorians Institute Journal, Journal of Victorian Culture, Wordsworth Circle, Victorian Web, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and on NPR; Interviews on Talk Radio Europe, Literature Lab, HLIT, Books and Arts Daily, C-SPAN, and on WVKR FM; Chapter 3 reprinted in Broadview Critical Edition of David Copperfield (ed. Eileen Gillooly, 2015); excerpted in Berfrois; Subject of panel discussions at Boston Book Festival, Mid-Manhattan Public Library; and of the annual weeklong faculty seminar, King's College Cambridge.

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