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Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings (Paperback)

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This book defines literature of the Eighteenth century as a literature written and received as public conversation. Moyra Haslett discusses and challenges conventional ways of reading the period, particularly in relation to ideas of the public sphere. Key texts (including The Dunciad, Gulliver's Travels and Pamela) are read through the context of their imitations and counter-fictions, and the new genres of the periodical, published letters and the novel are discussed as textual equivalents of coterie culture.

About the Author

MOYRA HASLETT lectures in the School of English at Queen's University, Belfast. Her previous publications include Marxist Literary and Cultural Theories which is also part of the Transitions series.

Praise For…

"Lively, informed, provocative . . . The pace never flags in this direct, readable, and confident study, examples and illustrations abound, and there is a wealth of supporting material, including a glossary and annotated bibliography."--Nick Groom, University of Bristol

Product Details
ISBN: 9780333696118
ISBN-10: 0333696115
Publisher: Palgrave
Publication Date: July 17th, 2003
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Transitions (Palgrave)