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Blair, Amy L., 1972–
Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States / Amy L. Blair.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4399-0667-5 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4399-0668-2 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4399-0669-9 (e-book)
1. American literature—Appreciation—United States—History—20th century. 2. Popular literature—United States—History and criticism. 3. Books and reading—United States—History—20th century. 4. Middle class—Books and reading—United States—History—20th century. 5. Success in literature. 6. Literature and society—United States—History—20th century. 7. Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846–1916—Knowledge—Literature. 8. Ladies’ home journal. I. Title.
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