The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649 (Paperback)Joad Raymond (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 22 mm
Dr Raymond has carried out a diligent and ambitious examination of the earliest stages of the newsbook over a relatively short period ... Raymond has some interesting things to say about the readership and editors of the early newsbooks * Frances Henderson, Worcester College, Oxford, EHR June 1999 *
Raymond has performed a public service by examining the transformation of the newsbook from 'a plain and non-controversial narrative of parliamentary proceedings into a bitter and aggressive instrument of literary and political faction.' We should, he urges, pay less attention to what contemporaries said about newsbooks and more to what they did with them. All seventeenth-century historians will benefit by reading this book. * Christopher Hill, Literature and History *
richly researched and documented ... offers a keen analysis and broad samplings of one of the main discursive forms. * David Quint, Studies in English Literature *
Raymond's book is a superb account of the history and function of the English newsbook; it examines every aspect of the writing, printing, publishing, distributing and reading of the news in the 1640's ... Erudite and engaged, Raymond looks deeply at the particulars of newsbooks in the 1640's and beyond them to a range of significant issues ... What emerges is a striking portrait of that busy and often chaotic traffic between and among authors, copyists, printers, vendors and readers of the news. * Steven N. Zwicker, Reviews of Books *
In this immensely stimulating and diverse work, Raymond succeeds in keeping the different components of theory and description in balance. From the point of view of newspaper history the work is a terrific achievement. Raymond's material provides an important and stimulating contribution to many of the debates about the way English society worked in the mid-seventeenth century. * Michael Harris, The Library, 19.4, December 1997 *
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