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John Gay’s Art of Walking the Streets

Henry Power

in Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at John Gay’s mock-didactic poem Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London, a work in which Gay reflects on his position within the commercialized world of letters. It ... More


Amelia: ‘Talk not to me of Dinners’

Henry Power

in Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Amelia is at once the most obviously epic of Fielding’s novels (it is the only one with a specific classical model: Virgil’s Aeneid) and the most strikingly domestic, in which Fielding puts ... More


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