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  • The Works of Lord Bolingbroke

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Henry St. John Bollingbroke

    Published in 1967: Accuracy and impartiality have been studied in the following Biography, more than elegance and that labored eulogy, which so often defeats its purpose. The quick genius and diversified attainments of the author and the statesman, have not been allowed to cast a glare over the…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
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  • The Language of Natural Description in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

    1st Edition

    By John Arthos

    Originally published in 1949, this title was written in order to help establish a better understanding of the ‘stock diction’ of eighteenth-century English poetry, and, in particular, of the diction commonly used in the description of nature. The language characteristic of so much of the poetry of…

    Hardback – 2020-03-19 
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  • Before Jane Austen

    The Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Harrison R. Steeves

    Few centuries have seen greater changes in social perspective and guiding ideas than the eighteenth century; literature in every Western country was a powerful instrument not only in recording these changes but in bringing them about. In England, the rise and development of a new literary form –…

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  • Liberty and Poetics in Eighteenth Century England

    1st Edition

    By Michael Meehan

    The qualities and achievements of eighteenth century English literature have suffered denigration as a result of a prevailing Whig interpretation of literary history. It is the contention of this book, originally published in 1986, that an alternative form of Whig interpretation is possible and…

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  • The Eighteenth-Century Stage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth R. Richards, Peter Thomson

    The eighteenth century produced more inventive actors than fine dramatists, and it displayed its actors to increasing advantage as theatre management became more expert, and stage design more ambitious. First published in 1972, the eleven papers collected in The Eighteenth-Century English Stage,…

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  • From Fiction to the Novel

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Day

    Originally published in 1987, this title is a comprehensive study focused on experimental forms in eighteenth-century fiction. It suggests that the eighteenth-century novel is misread because it is judged with the templates of nineteenth and twentieth century versions of ‘the novel’ in mind, rather…

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  • Literature and the Social Order in Eighteenth-Century England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Copley

    Recent scholarship had emphasised the importance of a number of non-literary, economic and social debates to the understanding of Augustan Literature. Debates over the place of land, money, credit and luxury in society, as well as strands of radical thinking, are prominent throughout the period.…

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  • Literature and Crime in Augustan England

    1st Edition

    By Ian A. Bell

    Eighteenth-century England saw an explosion of writings about deviance. In literature, in the law, and in the press, writers returned again and again to the question of crime and criminals. While the extension of the legal system formalised the power of the state to categorise and punish ‘deviance’…

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  • Number and Pattern in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

    Defoe, Fielding, Smollett and Sterne, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Brooks

    Numerological patterning in literature, where structural details of a literary work are symbolically related to its meaning on the verbal level, was particularly common from the Middle Ages up to the seventeenth century. Originally published in 1973, the author breaks new ground in revealing that…

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  • The Eighteenth Century

    The Context of English Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pat Rogers

    The aim of this book, originally published in 1978, is to make the reading of literary classics such as Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Tom Jones, The Beggar’s Opera and Tristram Shandy an even richer experience by giving them an intelligible place in history. The ‘context’ is seen not as a…

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  • The Augustan World

    Life and Letters in Eighteenth-Century England, 1st Edition

    By A. R. Humphreys

    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.…

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  • The Woman's View

    An Anthology of Prose Passages about Women, from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    Edited by June Wedgwood Benn

    What is it like being a woman – in society, in the home and as a person in one’s own right? Originally published in 1967, here is a collection of passages, all linked by their theme, that of being a woman. They are taken from novels, essays, letters and diaries written by or about women concerning…

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