Hannah More: Cheap Repository Tracts (2698 words)

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The author of works written for audiences ranging from the court to the tavern, Hannah More was one of the most influential writers of her lifetime (1745-1833). More's publications were as far-reaching as they were voluminous, and none more so than her series of Cheap Repository Tracts. Written for a newly literate laboring class, the tracts promoted the conservative religious, political and social ideology of More and her circle to a class of readers unreached by her earlier treatises written for the upper and middling classes. The Cheap Repository Tracts were issued for three and a half years, from March 1795 through September 1798. The Cheap Repository was unprecedented in both sales and social influence. Three hundred thousand …

Prior, Karen Swallow. "Cheap Repository Tracts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 August 2009
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=23713, accessed 19 April 2018.]

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  1. English Romanticism

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