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Aaron HillThe Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Christine Gerrard

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

During his lifetime Aaron Hill was one of the most lively cultural patrons and brokers on the London literary scene — an image hard to square with the company of undistinguished scribblers to which ... More

Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Air’s AppearanceLiterary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this book, the author enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. She shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in British ... More

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Patrick Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines how major writers of the French Enlightenment discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand ... More

The Animal ClaimSensibility and the Creaturely Voice

The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Tobias Menely

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Some of the perplexities of animal rights, as a historical phenomenon, are resolved if we regard rights as neither simply intrinsic to nature nor contingent on state recognition but as a ... More

Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure, is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer: an important and often troubling role-model ... More

The Arabian Nights in Historical ContextBetween East and West

The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More

An Archaeology of SympathyThe Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

James Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just ... More

The Augustan Art of PoetryAugustan Translation of the Classics

The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More

Byron and John MurrayA Poet and His Publisher

Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Mary O'Connell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381335
eISBN:
9781781384916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Byron and the man who published his poetry for over ten years. It is commonly seen as a ... More

The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

K. P. Van Anglen and James Engell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The book reveals the extent to which writers we call “romantic” venerate and use the classics to serve their own ends in transforming poetry, epic, the novel, mythology, politics, and issues of race, ... More

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Oskar Cox Jensen, David Kennerley, and Ian Newman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198812425
eISBN:
9780191853593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Charles Dibdin (1745–1814) was one of the most popular and influential producers of late Georgian culture. The huge diversity of his work and career defies simple categorization. He was, often at one ... More

Conversable WorldsLiterature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Jon Mee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book addresses the emergence of the idea of ‘the conversation of culture’. Around 1700 a new commercial society was emerging that thought of its values as the product of exchanges between ... More

Cruelty and LaughterForgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More

The Cultural Work of EmpireThe Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Carol Watts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. ... More

Dangerous EnthusiasmWilliam Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Jon Mee

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the expressions of ... More

Daniel Defoe: Master of FictionsHis Life and Works

Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Maximillian E. Novak

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe, best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, lived during a period of dramatic historical, political, and social change in Britain, and was by any standard a superb observer of his ... More

Disaffected PartiesPolitical Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

John Owen Havard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Disaffected Parties reveals how alienation from politics effected crucial changes to the shape and status of literary form. Recovering the earliest expressions of grumbling, irritability, and ... More

4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century FictionHow the Novel Found its Feet

4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Karin Kukkonen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early novel developed modes of writing that are considered gripping and immersive, because they foreground physical states, meaningful gestures, and emotional excitement. This monograph shows how ... More

Early Modern French ThoughtThe Age of Suspicion

Early Modern French Thought: The Age of Suspicion

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261468
eISBN:
9780191718649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is an examination of three major French thinkers of the 17th-century — Descartes, Pascal, and Malebranche — of whom the latter two are comparatively little studied in the English-speaking ... More

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