The Sentimental Magazine,1773-1777: v.2 - An Annotated Catalogue of the Prose and Verse (Studies in British & American Magazines v. 30b)

The Sentimental Magazine,1773-1777: v.2 - An Annotated Catalogue of the Prose and Verse (Studies in British & American Magazines v. 30b)

By: Edward William Pitcher (author)Hardback

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The Sentimental Magazine was printed "for the Authors" by George Kearsley of London, and thereafter by John Coote, ending in December 1777. The "Advertisement" promoting the magazine promises to awaken in readers "a Passion which is the Ornament of our Nature", a passion for "literary improvement", addressed best by magazines that provide variety and conciseness in articles which reflect the "reigning taste" - "Chastity of Sentiment" - that is, free of vulgarities and low wit of an earlier generation. This ambitious project provides accurate records of the contents of scores of 18th and 19th century magazines for which no comparable catalogues have been attempted; to organize that data in various title, first-line, and subject listing; to report through innumerable annotations, what is discoverable of authorship, of editorial practices and principles in the gathering of materials, and of the specific facts of publication for sources used; and also to publish theme compilations that convey the range of interests (prejudices intact) of the magazines under investigation. While the over-riding objective is to establish an accurate record and useful file of information, one of the secondary purposes is to apply the information gathered on British magazines to distinguish reprinted from original materials in American magazines, and thereby contribute to the identification of an "American canon" of magazine literature in the century before Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe. The files also improve access to a body of literature which major authors read, absorbed, and exploited in their several unique ways.

Contents

Introductory Statement 1; Register Of The Monthly Parts 3; Title And First Line Index: Poetry 199; Title And Initial Wording Index: Prose 267; Sources, Signatures, And Pseudonyms Index 521; Works Cited 703

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773463059
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 265
  • ID: 9780773463059
  • ISBN10: 0773463054

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