18th Century Literature Products

  • Rhetoric

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • A Guide to the Cosmology of William Blake

    By Kathryn S. Freeman

    It is not surprising that visitors to Blake’s cosmology - the most elaborate in the history of British text and design - often demand a map in the form of a reference book. The entries in this volume benefit from the wide range of historical information made available in recent decades regarding…

    Hardback – 2016-12-23 

  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone

    Edited by Susan Paterson Glover

    Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820

    Edited by Hilary Havens

    Tracing the rise of conduct literature and the didactic novel over the course of the eighteenth century, this book explores how British women used the didactic novel genre to engage in political debate during and immediately after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Although didactic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Gender and Genre

  • Women's Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799

    Edited by Monica Diaz, Rocio Quispe-Agnoli

    Even though women had been historically underrepresented in official histories and literary and artistic traditions, their voices and writings can be found in abundance in the many archives of the world where they remain to be uncovered. The present volume seeks to recover women’s voices and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Changing Sentiments and the Magdalen Hospital

    Luxury, Virtue and the Senses in Eighteenth-Century Culture

    By Mary Peace

    This book charts the complex ideological territory of eighteenth century sentimental discourse through the uniquely revealing lens of the London Magdalen Hospital for Penitent Prostitutes. The establishment of the London Magdalen House in 1758 is read as the cultural high watermark of sentimental…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 

  • Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature

    By William M. Barton

    In the late Renaissance and Early Modern period, man’s relationship to nature changed dramatically. An important part of this change occurred in the way that beauty was perceived in the natural world and in the particular features which became privileged objects of aesthetic gratification. This…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 

  • Robin Hood in Outlaw/ed Spaces

    Outlaw Space, Media, and Other New Directions

    Edited by Lesley Coote, Valerie B. Johnson

    Following in the tradition of recent work by cultural geographers and historians of maps, this collection examines the apparently familiar figure of Robin Hood as he can be located within spaces that are geographical, cultural, and temporal. The volume is divided into two sections: the first…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14 
    Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

  • Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

    By Katrin Berndt

    Friendship has always been a universal category of human relationships and an influential motif in literature, but it is rarely discussed as a theme in its own right. In her study of how friendship gives direction and shape to new ideas and novel strategies of plot, character formation, and style…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 

  • Ballads and Broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800

    By Anita Guerrini

    Edited by Patricia Fumerton

    Bringing together diverse scholars to represent the full historical breadth of the early modern period, and a wide range of disciplines (literature, women's studies, folklore, ethnomusicology, art history, media studies, the history of science, and history), Ballads and Broadsides in Britain, 1500-…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Graveyard Poetry

    Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition

    By Eric Parisot

    While immensely popular in the eighteenth century, current critical wisdom regards graveyard poetry as a short-lived fad with little lasting merit. In the first book-length study of this important poetic mode, Eric Parisot suggests, to the contrary, that graveyard poetry is closely connected to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

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