Tag Archives: J. Paul Hunter

Novels as Dating Manuals

The predominant readers of 18th century novels were young readers trying to find answers to the questions facing them.

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Novel Readers: The Young & the Restless

The early novel appealed to the young, the ambitious, the mobile, and the urban.

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