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The New Cambridge History of English Literature : The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 - John Richetti

The New Cambridge History of English Literature

The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

By: John Richetti (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521781442
Number Of Pages: 964

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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 market place 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.

'The volume is reliable and stimulating. It will have a long life as a work of reference, and is an excellent indication of the current state of the subject.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

List of illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Notes on contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Literary Production and Dissemination: Changing Audiences and Emerging Media
Publishing and bookselling 1660-1780p. 11
The social world of authorship 1660-1714p. 37
Popular entertainment and instruction, literary and dramatic: chapbooks, advice books, almanacs, ballads, farces, pantomimes, prints and showsp. 61
Novels on the marketp. 87
Literary Genres: Adaptation and Reformation
Restoration and early eighteenth-century dramap. 107
Dryden and the poetic careerp. 132
Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (I): from the Restoration to the death of Popep. 160
Eighteenth-century women poetsp. 209
Systems satire: Swift.comp. 235
Persistence, adaptations and transformations in pastoral and Georgic poetryp. 259
Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (II): after Popep. 287
Drama and theatre in the mid and later eighteenth centuryp. 316
Scottish poetry and regional literary expressionp. 340
Literature and Intellectual Life: The Production and Transmission of Culture
History and literature 1660-1780p. 363
A preliminary discourse on philosophy and literaturep. 391
Britain and European literature and thoughtp. 423
Religion and literaturep. 445
Literary criticism and the rise of national literary historyp. 471
Augustan England and British Americap. 498
Literature and Social and Institutional Change
The eighteenth-century periodical essayp. 525
Public opinion and the political pamphletp. 549
Sentimental fiction: ethics, social critique and philanthropyp. 572
Folklore, antiquarianism, scholarship and high literary culturep. 602
Literary Genres: Transformation and New Forms of Expressiveness
Personal lettersp. 623
Diary and autobiographyp. 649
The Gothic novelp. 673
Eighteenth-century travel literaturep. 707
Women novelists 1740s-1780sp. 745
Burke and the uses of eloquence: political prose in the 1770s and 1780sp. 768
Conclusion
More is different: literary change in the mid and late eighteenth centuryp. 795
Chronologyp. 824
Bibliographiesp. 833
Indexp. 913
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ISBN: 9780521781442
ISBN-10: 0521781442
Series: The New Cambridge History of English Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 964
Published: 7th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 5.4
Weight (kg): 1.44