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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780

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John Richetti, James Raven, Dustin Griffin, Lance Bertelsen, William B. Warner, Harold Love, Steven Zwicker, J. Paul Hunter, Paula Backscheider, Michael Seidel, David Fairer, John Sitter, Robert D. Hume, Fiona Stafford, Karen O'Brien, Michael Prince, Jeffrey Barnouw, Isabel Rivers, Lawrence Lipking, William C. Dowling, Robert De Maria, R. A. Downie, Thomas Keymer, Robert Folkenflik, Patricia Spacks, Stuart Sherman, Terry Castle, Carole Fabricant, Felicity Nussbaum, Frans de Bruyn, Clifford Siskin
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107604599

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  • Offering essays on the range of English literature produced in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this collection presents new historical perspectives and critical approaches to the classic authors and texts of the period. Neglected authors and themes, as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding print market, are discussed in their social and historical contexts. The volume also includes a complete chronology and bibliographies.

    • The most comprehensive one-volume history of Restoration and eighteenth-century literature available
    • Chapters on women writers, print culture and the historical, philosophical and political contexts
    • Specially commissioned essays by thirty distinguished scholars
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Like the others in this set, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of authors and literary genres by focusing on a narrative account of what a variety of individual scholars regard as the most signifiacnt features of their subjects."
    -American Reference Books Annual

    "In briefly reflecting on a volume as compendious as this one it is needless to say how much of interest and value it contains that I haven't been able even to allude to. The centurial significance of the Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780, its status as the first of its kind since George Saintsbury and his Peace of the Augustans, only furthers the importance of Richetti's collection."
    -Michael McKeon, SEL-Studies in English Literature

    "This volume succeeds in representing the variety of texts between 1660 and 1780 that are studied as English literature, and simultaneously gives a lively sense of the debates, both in the period represented and in current criticism and scholarship, about the boundaries and the purpose of the category of literature....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

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107604599
    • length: 964 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John Richetti
    Part I. Literary Production and Dissemination: Changing Audiences and Emerging Media:
    1. Publishing and bookselling, 1660–1780 James Raven
    2. The social world of authorship, 1660–1714 Dustin Griffin
    3. Popular entertainment and instruction, literary and dramatic: chapbooks, advice books, almanacs, ballads, farces, pantomimes, prints and shows Lance Bertelsen
    4. Novels on the market William B. Warner
    Part II. Literary Genres: Adaptation and Reformation:
    5. Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama Harold Love
    6. Dryden and the poetic career Steven Zwicker
    7. Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (I): from the Restoration to the death of Pope J. Paul Hunter
    8. Eighteenth-century women poets Paula Backscheider
    9. Systems satire: Swift.com Michael Seidel
    10. Persistence, adaptations and transformations in pastoral and georgic poetry David Fairer
    11. Political, satirical, didactic and lyric poetry (II): after Pope John Sitter
    12. Drama and theatre in the mid- and later eighteenth century Robert D. Hume
    13. Scottish poetry and regional literary expression Fiona Stafford
    Part III. Literature and Intellectual Life: The Production and Transmission of Culture:
    14. History and literature, 1660–1780 Karen O'Brien
    15. A preliminary discourse on philosophy and literature Michael Prince
    16. British and European literature and thought Jeffrey Barnouw
    17. Religion and literature Isabel Rivers
    18. Literary criticism and the rise of national literary history Lawrence Lipking
    19. Augustan England and British America William C. Dowling
    Part IV. Literature and Social and Institutional Change:
    20. The eighteenth-century periodical essay Robert De Maria
    21. Public opinion and the political pamphlet R. A. Downie
    22. Sentimental fiction: ethics, social critique and philanthropy Thomas Keymer
    23. Folklore, antiquarianism, scholarship and high literary culture Robert Folkenflik
    Part V. Literary Genres: Transformation and New Forms of Expressiveness:
    24. Personal letters Patricia Spacks
    25. Diary and autobiography Stuart Sherman
    26. The Gothic novel Terry Castle
    27. Eighteenth-century travel literature Carole Fabricant
    28. Women novelists, 1740s–1780s Felicity Nussbaum
    29. Burke and the uses of eloquence: political prose in the 1770s and 1780s Frans de Bruyn
    Part VI. Conclusion:
    30. More is different: literary change in the mid- and late eighteenth century Clifford Siskin
    Chronology
    Biography.

  • Editor

    John Richetti, University of Pennsylvania
    John Richetti is A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Contributors

    John Richetti, James Raven, Dustin Griffin, Lance Bertelsen, William B. Warner, Harold Love, Steven Zwicker, J. Paul Hunter, Paula Backscheider, Michael Seidel, David Fairer, John Sitter, Robert D. Hume, Fiona Stafford, Karen O'Brien, Michael Prince, Jeffrey Barnouw, Isabel Rivers, Lawrence Lipking, William C. Dowling, Robert De Maria, R. A. Downie, Thomas Keymer, Robert Folkenflik, Patricia Spacks, Stuart Sherman, Terry Castle, Carole Fabricant, Felicity Nussbaum, Frans de Bruyn, Clifford Siskin

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