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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740–1830
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  • 6 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 330 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.524 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521007573 | ISBN-10: 0521007577)

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Offering an introduction to British literature challenging traditional eighteenth-century and Romantic studies, this Companion explores the development of literary genres and modes in a period of rapid change. Its contributors demonstrate how literature was influenced by such historical factors as the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. Linking established authors with those gaining new attention from scholars, the collection's broad scope makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.


List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Contexts and Modes: 1. Readers, writers, critics, and the professionalization of literature Barbara M. Benedict; 2. Criticism, taste, aesthetics Simon Jarvis; 3. Literature and politics Michael Scrivener; 4. Literature, national identity, and empire Saree Makdisi; 5. Sensibility Susan Manning; 6. Theatrical culture Gillian Russell; 7. Gothic James Watt; Part II. Writers, Circles, Traditions: 8. Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Sarah Fielding Peter Sabor; 9. Johnson, Boswell, and their circle Murray Pittock; 10. Sterne and Romantic autobiography Thomas Keymer; 11. Blake and the poetics of enthusiasm Jon Mee; 12. 'Unsex'd Females': Barbauld, Robinson, and Smith Judith Pascoe; 13. The Lake school: Wordsworth and Coleridge Paul Magnuson; 14. Jane Austen and the invention of the serious modern novel Kathryn Sutherland; 15. Keats, Shelley, Byron, and the Hunt circle Greg Kucich; 16. John Clare and the traditions of labouring-class verse John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan.


"The most interesting thing about this book is its apparent disregard for the conventional break between the 18th century and the Romantic period...Recommended." J.T. Lynch, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, CHOICE


Barbara M. Benedict, Simon Jarvis, Michael Scrivener, Saree Makdisi, Susan Manning, Gillian Russell, James Watt, Peter Sabor, Murray Pittock, Thomas Keymer, Jon Mee, Judith Pascoe, Paul Magnuson, Kathryn Sutherland, Greg Kucich, John Goodridge, Bridget Keegan

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