Hannah More, Cheap Repository Tracts

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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 copies were sold in the first two months, two million in…

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Citation: 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 05 March 2024.]

23713 Cheap Repository Tracts 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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