Q. 205.0( 3 Votes )

‘Access to books created a new culture of reading’. Support the statement by giving three examples.

Answer :

Because of print, now books could reach a wider population and were easily available.

• Many people who disagreed with the established authority, and were not able to express their thoughts, they could now easily publish what they wrote.

• What many thinkers wrote was now available to a wider population so, the thought process and opinions of many people changed.

• Novels created an interest in women lives and their thoughts and aspirations, in fact, they created an interest in their own lives.

• Access to books led to an increase in the literacy rates of many parts of Europe, and books began to be printed on a large scale.

• There was experimentation with the different themes of the books and the genres. Books started to cover themes like poetry, romance, war, women and even spiritual thoughts.

• Novels were printed, and even stories for children were printed which included folk tales, fairy tales and even moral stories.

• A children’s press was established in France in 1857 which performed the function of printing for children.

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