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Introduction: Opening Gambit

Jon Mee

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter introduces the key concepts of the book and offers an overview of the period covered. It argues that conversation does not necessarily work towards communion, but involves an element of ... More


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