The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740-1830 (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740-1830 (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 308 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521007573
  • DDC分類 820.9005

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This 2004 volume offers an introduction to British literature that challenges the traditional divide between eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. Contributors explore the development of literary genres and modes through a period of rapid change. They show how literature was shaped by historical factors including the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. The first part of the volume focuses on broad themes including taste and aesthetics, national identity and empire, and key cultural trends such as sensibility and the gothic. The second part pays close attention to the work of individual writers including Sterne, Blake, Barbauld and Austen, and to the role of literary schools such as the Lake and Cockney schools. The wide scope of the collection, juxtaposing canonical authors with those now gaining new attention from scholars, makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.

Table of Contents

        List of illustrations                      vii
List of contributors viii
Preface xi
Part I Contexts and modes
Readers, writers, reviewers, and the 3 (21)
professionalization of literature
Barbara M. Benedict
Criticism, taste, aesthetics 24 (19)
Simon Jarvis
Literature and politics 43 (18)
Michael Scrivener
Literature, national identity, and empire 61 (19)
Saree Makdisi
Sensibility 80 (20)
Susan Manning
Theatrical culture 100 (19)
Gillian Russell
Gothic 119 (20)
James Watt
Part II Writers, circles, traditions
Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Sarah 139 (18)
Fielding
Peter Sabor
Johnson, Boswell, and their circle 157 (16)
Murray Pittock
Sterne and Romantic autobiography 173 (21)
Thomas Keymer
Blake and the poetics of enthusiasm 194 (17)
Jon Mee
`Unsex'd females': Barbauld, Robinson, and 211 (16)
Smith
Judith Pascoe
The Lake School: Wordsworth and Coleridge 227 (17)
Paul Magnuson
Jane Austen and the invention of the 244 (19)
serious modern novel
Kathryn Sutherland
Keats, Shelley, Byron, and the Hunt Circle 263 (17)
Greg Kucich
John Clare and the traditions of 280 (16)
labouring-class verse
John Goodridge
Bridget Keegan
Index 296