York Notes Companions: The Long 18th Century: Literature from 1660-1790 (York Notes Companions)

York Notes Companions: The Long 18th Century: Literature from 1660-1790 (York Notes Companions)

By: Penny Pritchard (author)Paperback

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From Restoration poets and playwrights Dryden, Rochester and Behn, through to the great eighteenth-century novelists and satirists Richardson, Burney and Defoe, this volume discusses the key literary developments of the age. Covering important topics of debate, such as trade, expansion and slavery, nature, liberty, and print culture, this York Notes Companion also incorporates relevant critical theory throughout for a complete and wide-ranging introduction.

About Author

Dr Penny Pritchard holds a BA from the University of Oxford and a Phd from the University of East Anglia. She has a wide range of post-16 teaching experience and is a lecturer in English Literature and Language at the University of Hertfordshire. Here she is the Module leader for the Eighteenth Century, and teaches on Restoration, Eighteenth Century and Renaissance modules. She has contributed an essay on Defoe's Nonconformist background and rhetoric to the forthcoming Cambridge Scholars volume Positioning Daniel Defoe's Non-fiction: Form, Genre and Function, and also a chapter on the funeral sermon to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the English Sermon.Penny has published extensive entries on Defoe's biography and literary works for various online directories, including the Literary Encyclopedia and the Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. She is a member of BSECS and has chaired panels at their annual conference, as well as giving several seminar and conference papers here and at institutions round the country. She is also a member of the Defoe Society.


Part One: Introduction Part Two: A cultural background Part Three: Text, Writers and Contexts Verse: John Dryden, Samuel Johnson and John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Extended commentary: Wilmot, The Imperfect Enjoyment (1680) Drama: Aphra Behn, William Congreve and Richard Brinsley Sheridan Extended commentary: Behn, The Rover (1677-81) Political and social satire: Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and Mary Wortley Montagu Extended commentary: Pope: The Rape of the Lock (1712-4) Pastoral/Anti-Pastoral Poetry: James Thomson, Oliver Goldsmith, George Crabbe and William Cowper Extended commentary: Crabbe, The Village (1783) The Novel, Part I: John Bunyan, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson and Fanny Burney Extended commentary: Haywood, Fantomina (1725) The Novel Part II: Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne Extended commentary: Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy (1759-67) Part Four: Critical theories and debates Man, Nature and Liberty Gender and Sexuality Trade, Colonial Expansion and Slavery A Culture of Print Part Five: References and resources Timeline Further reading Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781408204733
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781408204733
  • weight: 486
  • ISBN10: 1408204738

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