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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740–1830
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    Nagle, Christopher C. 2007. Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era.


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    The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740–1830
    • Online ISBN: 9780511999246
    • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL0521809746
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This 2004 volume offers an introduction to British literature that challenges the traditional divide between eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. Contributors explore the development of literary genres and modes through a period of rapid change. They show how literature was shaped by historical factors including the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. The first part of the volume focuses on broad themes including taste and aesthetics, national identity and empire, and key cultural trends such as sensibility and the gothic. The second part pays close attention to the work of individual writers including Sterne, Blake, Barbauld and Austen, and to the role of literary schools such as the Lake and Cockney schools. The wide scope of the collection, juxtaposing canonical authors with those now gaining new attention from scholars, makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.

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'… this volume presents an illuminating collection of essays that will encourage students and academics to pursue new lines of enquiry.'

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