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Tradition in Transition : Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon - Alvaro Ribeiro

Tradition in Transition

Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

By: Alvaro Ribeiro (Editor), James G. Basker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th March 1996
ISBN: 9780198182887
Number Of Pages: 336

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These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Written in honour of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributions to Tradition in Transition focus on the three main areas of scholarship that Lonsdale has made his own: women writers, marginalized authors and texts, and the shape of the eighteenth-century canon of English Literature.
Both reflecting the immense influence of Roger Lonsdale's work to date, and taking in many of the most current issues in eighteenth-century studies at present.

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`In its capaciousness, variety, common sense, and vivacity, Tradition in Transition is one of the greatest celebratory volumes in the history of the genre as well as a a major contribution to the whole of eighteenth-century studies ... masterful volume ... thoughtfully organized ... this volume sets a new standard for scholarly honesty, enthusiasm, acumen, and adventure. A Baedeker to a bafflingly dispersed period, it will never disappoint, will always direct, and will perpetually delight.' Kevin L, Cope, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries (1998)

Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Women Writers
Poetry, Pudding, and Epictetus: The Consistency of Elizabeth Carterp. 3
The 'Chit-Chat way': The Letters of Mrs Thrale and Dr Burneyp. 25
Radical Affinities: Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Johnsonp. 41
Jane West and the Politics of Readingp. 56
Edgeworth's Stern Father: Escaping Thomas Day, 1795-1801p. 75
Marginal Texts
I was a kind of an Historian': The Productions of History in Defoe's Colonel Jackp. 97
Master and Servant: Social Mobility and the Ironic Exchange of Roles in Swift's Directions to Servantsp. 111
Boswell at Work: The Revision and Publication of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebridesp. 127
At the Boundaries of Fiction: Samuel Paterson's Another Traveller!p. 144
'Oral Tradition': The Evolution of an Eighteenth-Century Conceptp. 161
Sir Joshua's French Revolutionp. 177
'Great as he is in his own good opinion': The Bounty Mutiny and Lieutenant Bligh's Construction of Selfp. 198
The Eighteenth-Century Canon
Parnell, Pope, and Pastoralp. 221
Poetry from the Provinces: Amateur Poets in the Gentleman's Magazine in the 1730s and 1740sp. 241
William Collins and the Idea of Libertyp. 257
Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Sourcep. 275
Trafficking in the Muse: Dodsley's Collection of Poems and the Question of Canonp. 297
'Sweet native stream!': Wordsworth and the School of Wartonp. 314
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780198182887
ISBN-10: 0198182880
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 17.17  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.72

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