The Augustan World
Life and Letters in Eighteenth-Century England
The outlook of writers in the eighteenth century was profoundly influenced by the social and intellectual interests of Augustan life. Originally published in 1954, this book aims to describe that influence, and to set the literature of the period in its social environment with a critical attention. The treatment is compact but readable, and effective use is made of quotations from contemporary literature.
Table of Contents
1. Social Life 2. The World of Business 3. Public Affairs 4. Religious Life 5. Philosophy Moral and Natural 6. The Visual Arts. Reading Lists. Index.
A. R. Humphreys