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Title The Cambridge history of English literature, 1660-1780 / edited by John Richetti
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 945 pages) : illustrations
Series The new Cambridge history of English literature
New Cambridge history of English literature.
Contents Introduction / John Richetti -- Publishing and bookselling 1660-1780 / James Raven -- The social world of authorship 1660-1714 / Dustin Griffin -- Popular entertainment and instruction, literary and dramatic; chapbooks, advice books, almanacs, ballads, farces, pantomimes, prints and shows / Lance Bertelsen -- Novels on the market / William B. Warner -- Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama / Harold Love -- Dryden and the poetic career / Steven N. Zwicker -- Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (I): from the Restoration to the death of Pope / J. Paul Hunter -- Eighteenth-century women poets / Paula R. Backscheider -- Systems satire : / Michael Seidel -- Persistence, adaptations and transformations in pastoral and Georgic poetry / David Fairer -- Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (II): after Pope / John Sitter -- Drama and theatre in the mid and later eighteenth century / Robert D. Hume -- Scottish poetry and regional literary expression / Fiona Stafford -- History and literature 1660-1780 / Karen O'Brien -- A preliminary discourse on philosophy and literature / Michael B. Prince -- Britain and European literature and thought / Jeffrey Barnouw -- Religion and literature / Isabel Rivers -- Literary criticism and the rise of national literary history / Lawrence Lipking -- Augustan England and British America / William C. Dowling -- The eighteenth-century periodical essay / Robert Demaria, Jr. -- Public opinion and the political pamphlet / J.A. Downie -- Sentimental fiction : ethics, social critique and philanthropy / Thomas Keymer -- Folklore, antiquarianism, scholarship and high literary culture / Robert Folkenflik -- Personal letters / Patricia Meyer Spacks -- Diary and autobiography / Stuart Sherman -- The Gothic novel / Terry Castle -- Eighteenth-century travel literature / Carole Fabricant -- Women novelists 1740s-1780s / Felicity A. Nussbaum -- Burke and the uses of eloquence : political prose in the 1770s and 1780s / Frans de Bruyn -- More is different : literary change in the mid and late eighteenth century / Clifford Siskin
Summary "The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 offers readers discussions of the entire range of literary expression from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. In essays by thirty distinguished scholars, recent historical perspectives and new critical approaches and methods are brought to bear on the classic authors and texts of the period. Forgotten or neglected authors and themes, as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding marketplace for printed matter during the eighteenth century, receive special attention and emphasis. The volume's guiding purpose is to examine the social and historical circumstances within which literary production and imaginative writing take place in the period and to evaluate the enduring verbal complexity and cultural insights they articulate so powerfully."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 833-912) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Richetti, John J.
LC no. 2005298683
ISBN 0511467672 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
1139053876 (ebook)
9780511467677 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
9781139053877 (ebook)
9781139053877 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles English literature, 1660-1780
History of English literature, 1660-1780