[dime novels]

Reading experience

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[dime novels]

Reading experience
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"Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats (""Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabelais; towering Plato..."") and, having taught himself German, memorized Schiller while working at the looms. But he did not limit himself to classics: ""I read omnivorously, greedily, promiscuously"", from dime novels and G.A. Henty to Hardy and Conrad. Holt disparaged popular authors such as Ethel M. Dell and Elinor Glyn for ""peddling vulgar narcotics"", yet he was closely attuned to the mass reading public. His own autobiography sold a quarter of a million copes and he once owned a fleet of bookmobiles. He reconciled taste with populism through this logic: though most readers consume a certain amount of junk, it does them no harm because they recognize it as junk".

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Notes
See William Holt, 'Japanese Parasol' pp110-17 - no further ref. traceable in Rose notes.

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Accessed on 2019/09/16 12:04:13

Related place
England
Related people
Holt, William
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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[dime novels]

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-4995

Evidence

"Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats (""Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabelais; towering Plato..."") and, having taught himself German, memorized Schiller while working at the looms. But he did not limit himself to classics: ""I read omnivorously, greedily, promiscuously"", from dime novels and G.A. Henty to Hardy and Conrad. Holt disparaged popular authors such as Ethel M. Dell and Elinor Glyn for ""peddling vulgar narcotics"", yet he was closely attuned to the mass reading public. His own autobiography sold a quarter of a million copes and he once owned a fleet of bookmobiles. He reconciled taste with populism through this logic: though most readers consume a certain amount of junk, it does them no harm because they recognize it as junk".

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
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Notes
See William Holt, 'Japanese Parasol' pp110-17 - no further ref. traceable in Rose notes.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/100162
Accessed on 2019/09/16 12:04:13

Related place
England
Related people
Holt, William
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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