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Eighteenth-Century Writers in their World

A Mighty Maze

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Red Globe Press

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25 October 1999

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This comprehensive new study reads both major and lesser-known texts of the period 1700-1750 in their social, cultural, historical and intellectual contexts. Each chapter introduces and discusses a topic, such as travel,...

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This comprehensive new study reads both major and lesser-known texts of the period 1700-1750 in their social, cultural, historical and intellectual contexts. Each chapter introduces and discusses a topic, such as travel, science, money and love, and reads a selection of texts in its light. Covering works by Congreve, Defoe, Mrs Manley, Addison, women poets, Swift, Pope, Fielding and Richardson, this is an invaluable and illuminating guide for students of the period.

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A modern approach to the study of eighteenth century literature presented in a lively and accessible way
Contains detailed essays on the cultural and social background for the period alongside responsive readings of particular works
Examines both the canonical texts and unusual lesserknown examples

Introduction
Other Worlds: Narratives of Travel, Robinson Crusoe; Gulliver's Travels
Wit and Virtue: The Way of the World; Clarissa
Money and Government: Roxana; The Beggar's Opera
Men and Women, Love and Marriage: The Rape of the Lock; Roderick Random; Tom Jones
Writing by Women: Mrs Manley; The Female Poets. Appendix: The Preface to Queen Zarah
The Harmony of Things: An Essay on Man; Moral Essays
Science and Nature: The Spectator; Gulliver's Travels; The Seasons
Country and City, The Choice of Life: Dr Johnson
Reading Lists
Index.

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ANDREW VARNEY is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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ANDREW VARNEY is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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