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The Long 18th Century : Contexts - Paul Baines

The Long 18th Century


Paperback Published: 25th June 2004
ISBN: 9780340813720
Number Of Pages: 204

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The Long 18th Century surveys the social and cultural matrices of British literature of the period 1660-1790. Taking a thematic approach, the book situates literary texts in the contexts from which they took their distinctive character and force. Literature shaped and responded to seismic political and economic changes, the problems of religious belief, the development of the science of mind and personality, conflict between country and city, and expanding world horizons. This book examines the effects of these sometimes conflicting pressures on poetry, prose and drama.

Situationsp. 1
Writing and beliefp. 17
Court and parliamentp. 39
Town, country, nationp. 59
World viewsp. 81
Versions of the selfp. 103
Sex and genderp. 123
Forward into the pastp. 143
Chronology of authors of the long 18th centuryp. 161
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ISBN: 9780340813720
ISBN-10: 0340813725
Series: Contexts
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 25th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1