A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Editor/Author Richetti, John
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-513502-3
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Pending
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A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature is a lively exploration of one of the most diverse and innovative periods in literary history.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Verse in the Early Eighteenth Century, I
  • I. Alexander Pope
  • II. John Gay
  • III. Swift the Poet
  • Verse in the Early Eighteenth Century, II
  • I. Matthew Prior and Joseph Addison
  • II. Daniel Defoe, Anne Finch, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, James Thomson
  • English Verse, III: Mid‐Century Onwards
  • I. Johnson, Gray, Joseph and Thomas Warton, Collins, Smart, Watts
  • II. Goldsmith, Churchill, Cowper
  • Eighteenth‐Century Verse, IV
  • Prose Fiction in the Early Eighteenth Century
  • I. Predecessors: Behn and Haywood
  • II. Defoe and Prose Fiction
  • III. Swift and Gulliver's Travels
  • Prose Fiction in the Mid‐Eighteenth Century
  • I. Richardson
  • II. Fielding
  • III. Smollett
  • The Novel Past Mid‐Century: New Directions and Experiments
  • I. Johnson and Sterne
  • II. Mackenzie and Walpole
  • III. Goldsmith and Burney
  • Non‐Fictional Prose, I
  • I. An Age of Prose: Familiar Letters: Pope, Swift, Johnson, Walpole
  • II. James Boswell and Edward Gibbon
  • III. Social and Moral Prose: The Periodical Essay
  • IV. Literary Criticism
  • Non‐Fictional Prose, II
  • I. Defoe and Swift
  • II. Burke, Johnson, Hume
  • Eighteenth‐Century Drama
  • I. Restoration Re‐establishment of the English Theater
  • II. Eighteenth‐Century Tragedy
  • III. Comic Drama in the Eighteenth Century