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The Novel-Reading Panic in 18 th-Century in England : An Outline of an Early Moral Media Panic

  title={The Novel-Reading Panic in 18 th-Century in England : An Outline of an Early Moral Media Panic},
  author={Ana Vogrin},
The article explores the unfavourable reaction to the popularisation of novelreading in 18-century England in order to show that the outraged opposition to this leisure praxis could be understood in terms of the contemporary sociological concept – ‘moral panic’ – thereby revealing novel-reading as an early version of popular media culture. After outlining the cultural context of 18century England as well as the main characteristics of its novels, the paper discerns the anxieties, arising from… 
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