Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Books for Young Readers

Books for Young Readers IT is customary with a certain type of critic to compare most unfavourably the taste of the reading public of today with that of former generations. The great novelists of the nineteenth century are being neglected, we are told the cry nowadays is for the sensational story the great books in literature are losing their attraction. Although the standard is low enough, it must not be forgotten that far more people are able to read now than was the case fifty years ago and I suggest that Dickens, Scott, Thackeray, and other eminent writers of the past are being read by more people than ever before, though the proportionin comparison with the total number of books readis doubtless lower. Let us grant that, like the standard of the jokes in Punch, the reading of today has never been so good as it used to be. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Books for Young Readers

Library Review , Volume 3 (1): 6 – Jan 1, 1931

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/books-for-young-readers-WUlB6pZ0jo

References

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb011924
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

IT is customary with a certain type of critic to compare most unfavourably the taste of the reading public of today with that of former generations. The great novelists of the nineteenth century are being neglected, we are told the cry nowadays is for the sensational story the great books in literature are losing their attraction. Although the standard is low enough, it must not be forgotten that far more people are able to read now than was the case fifty years ago and I suggest that Dickens, Scott, Thackeray, and other eminent writers of the past are being read by more people than ever before, though the proportionin comparison with the total number of books readis doubtless lower. Let us grant that, like the standard of the jokes in Punch, the reading of today has never been so good as it used to be.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1931

There are no references for this article.