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Literary Criticism / English Cultural History
Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth
Edited by Howard D. Weinbrot, Peter J. Schakel, and Stephen E. Karian
Essays on Swift, Richardson, Boswell, Pope, and other masters of 18th-century literature
Eighteenth-Century Contexts offers a lively array of essays that consider literary, intellectual, political, theological, and cultural aspects of the years 16501800, in the British Isles and Europe. At the center of the book is Jonathan Swift; several essays delve into his poetry, his similarities to Bernard Mandeville, his response to Anthony Collins's Discourse of Free-Thinking, and the relationship between his Gulliver's Travels and Thomas More's Utopia. Other essays discuss Alexander Pope, eighteenth-century music and poetry, William Congreve, James Boswell, Samuel Richardson, and women's novels of the eighteenth century."These eminent and mature scholars have produced enduring work. . . . Scholars and readers will revert to these essays for substantial enlightenment, knowledge, and, in some cases, profitable speculation."James Engell, Harvard University
Howard D. Weinbrot is Ricardo Quintana Professor of English and William Freeman Vilas Research Professor at the University of WisconsinMadison. Peter J. Schakel is Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Stephen E. Karian has recently completed his dissertation on Swift.
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