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English writers of the eighteenth century

John H. Middendorf

English writers of the eighteenth century

by John H. Middendorf

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Published by Columbia U.P. in New York, London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by John H. Middendorf.
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a book-length study of eighteenth-century lesbian culture, Passions Between W omen. In , Elizabeth A. Bohls’ s W omen T ravel Writers and the Language. An excerpt from The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America by Richard B. Sher. Also available on web site: online catalogs, secure online ordering, excerpts from new books. Sign up for email notification of new releases in your field.

English Literature in the Eighteenth Century by Year – In , William Congreve's play The Way of the World premiered. Although unsuccessful at the time, The Way of the World is a good example of the sophistication of theatrical thinking during this period, with complex subplots and characters intended as ironic parodies of common stereotypes. In , Nicholas Rowe's . British and Irish Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies. Between the ascension of the first Hanoverian king, George I () and the death of Queen Victoria (), England underwent a series of cultural and literary transformations, marked by revolutions in science, politics, agriculture, industry, philosophy, and aesthetics.

  Literature in English: Eighteenth Century. Browse library materials for the study of literature in English A collection of 96 complete works of English prose from the period – by writers from the British Isles. Key figures covered include Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Author: Stacy Reardon. Format Book Published New York, Knopf, Edition 1st ed. Language English Series The Borzoi Series in Eighteenth-Century Literature Description viii, p. 21 cm.


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