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Foundations of Literary Theory
The Eighteenth Century



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ISBN 9780415105040
Published July 28, 1994 by Routledge
1637 Pages

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It was the eighteenth century that saw the development of literary theory into a subject of enquiry in its own right. As a result it is naturally the period to which scholars and critics turn when investigating the origin and nature of theories about literature. The study of literary theory has now become a major field of intellectual and critical study.

Table of Contents


The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry [1704]
John Dennis 128pp

An Essay on Original Genius [1767]
William Duff 296pp

An Essay on the Study of Literature [1764]
Edward Gibbon 168pp

Observations on Poetry, Especially the Epic: Occasioned by the Late Poem upon Leonidas [1738]
Henry Pemberton 182pp

A Short View of Tragedy; It's Original, Excellency, and Corruption. [1693]
Thomas Rymer 182pp

Lectures on Poetry Read in the Schools of Natural Philosophy at Oxford [1742]
Joseph Trapp 358pp

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