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The Resource Come, bright improvement! : the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario, Heather Murray

Come, bright improvement! : the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario, Heather Murray

Label
Come, bright improvement! : the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario
Title
Come, bright improvement!
Title remainder
the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario
Statement of responsibility
Heather Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The forerunner of today's book clubs, nineteenth-century literary societies provided a lively social and intellectual forum where people could gather and discuss books, cultural affairs, and current events. In Come bright Improvement!, Heather Murray explores the literary societies of Ontario between 1820 and 1900 - some of which are still in existence today - and examines the extent to which they mirrored or challenged contemporary social, political, and intellectual trends. Based on a wealth of original research with periodicals and local archival materials, Murray traces the evolution from early political and debating clubs to more dedicated literary and cultural societies, such as Shakespeare or Browning groups. Many people formed literary societies, including workers, women, Black fugitives, and members of religious denominations such as Quakers and Methodists. Murray studies the societies in detail, exploring everything from the reading materials they favoured to the other kinds of social and civic activities in which they participated. Of additional interest to scholars of book history if the book's resource guide, which records the location, history, and archival deposits of several hundred societies. A first in the study of the book club phenomenon, Come, bright Improvement! is a wonderful introduction to nineteenth-century Ontario, the history of book studies, and the history of reading
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1951-
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Murray, Heather
Dewey number
  • 820.9/008
  • 820/.6/0713
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR129.C36
  • PN22.A2
LC item number
  • M87 2002
  • M87 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in book and print culture
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  • English literature
  • Books and reading
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Ontario
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Books and reading
  • English literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Ontario
  • Letterkundige genootschappen
Label
Come, bright improvement! : the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario, Heather Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface: The Immigration of Improvement""; ""Maps""; ""CHAPTER ONE: A Legacy of Literary Culture""; ""CHAPTER TWO: Early Societies in Toronto""; ""CHAPTER THREE: Culture and Conflict in the Western District""; ""CHAPTER FOUR: Circle to Circle""; ""CHAPTER FIVE: The Rise of the Women's Societies""; ""CHAPTER SIX: Literary Study in the Literary Societies""; ""CHAPTER SEVEN: Literary Societies as a Source for History and Theory""; ""Appendix A: Literary and Debating Club Pledge, Hamilton, 1893""; ""Appendix B: Readings and Recitations of the Barrie Literary Society, 1881â€?1893""
  • ""Appendix C: Programs of Study of the Browning Club of Toronto, 1897â€?1905""""Literary Societies of Nineteenth-Century Ontario: A Preliminary Resource Guide""; ""Notes""; ""Sources Cited""; ""Illustration Credits""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""Illustrations""
Control code
666912403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282022638
Lccn
2002728429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53thf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666912403
Label
Come, bright improvement! : the literary societies of nineteenth-century Ontario, Heather Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface: The Immigration of Improvement""; ""Maps""; ""CHAPTER ONE: A Legacy of Literary Culture""; ""CHAPTER TWO: Early Societies in Toronto""; ""CHAPTER THREE: Culture and Conflict in the Western District""; ""CHAPTER FOUR: Circle to Circle""; ""CHAPTER FIVE: The Rise of the Women's Societies""; ""CHAPTER SIX: Literary Study in the Literary Societies""; ""CHAPTER SEVEN: Literary Societies as a Source for History and Theory""; ""Appendix A: Literary and Debating Club Pledge, Hamilton, 1893""; ""Appendix B: Readings and Recitations of the Barrie Literary Society, 1881â€?1893""
  • ""Appendix C: Programs of Study of the Browning Club of Toronto, 1897â€?1905""""Literary Societies of Nineteenth-Century Ontario: A Preliminary Resource Guide""; ""Notes""; ""Sources Cited""; ""Illustration Credits""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""Illustrations""
Control code
666912403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282022638
Lccn
2002728429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53thf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666912403

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