1st Edition

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

ISBN 9780582227774
Published December 10, 2002 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer’s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject.

This book seeks to question some of the structures, categories, and labels that have given the age its reassuring shape in literary history. In doing so Fairer offers a fresh and detailed look at a wide range of material.

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface  Acknowledgements  Author's Preface   1. Between Manuscript and Print   2. Debating Politeness   3. Wit, Imagination, and Mock-Heroic   4. The Verse Letter   5. Pastoral and Georgic   6. The Romantic Mode, 1700-1730   7. Sublimity, Nature and God   8. Recovering the Past   9. Genuine Voices   10. Economics of Landscape  11. Sensibility: Selves, Friends, Communities  Chronology  General Bibliographies  Individual Poets

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