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The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By Martha Pike Conant


26 pages

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Hardback: 9780367141936
pub: 2019-07-02
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Originally published in 1906, this book examines the oriental tale in England, meaning it considers all the oriental and pseudo-oriental fiction that appeared in English, whether written in English or translater from the French. The highlights fall upon the Arabian Nights, Dr. Johnson's Rasselas, Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, and Beckford's Vathek, and the presnet volume aims to depict clearly the interesting orientalizing tendency of which these apparently isolated works were the best manifestations - a tendency itself a part of the larger movement of English Romanticism.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The Imaginative Group. 2. The Moralistic Group. 3. The Philosophic Group. 4. The Satiric Group. 5. Literary Estimate.

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