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The Penguin History of Literature By Volume editor Roger Lonsdale

The Penguin History of Literature
by Volume editor Roger Lonsdale

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The contributors to this volume integrate a sense of context with responses to the works in question. There are chapters on writers - Dryden, Swift, Pope, Sterne and Johnson - and essays which explore the figures and developments in the poetry, drama, fiction, prose and criticism of the period.
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The Penguin History of Literature: v. 4: Dryden to Johnson by Volume editor Roger Lonsdale

This volume is devoted to Augustan and 18th-century literature, from the 1660s, decade of the English Revolution, to the 1780s and 1790s, decades of revolution abroad. Most of the great writers of the age were engaged in public life and politics. By the 1740s, which saw the deaths of Pope and Swift and the publication of "Pamela" and "Tom Jones", writers were looking away from Rome towards the Bible, Greek poetry and earlier English literature for inspiration. The 12 contributors to this volume integrate a sense of context with critical responses to the works in question. There are chapters on individual writers - Dryden, Swift, Pope, Sterne and Johnson - together with essays that explore the central figures and developments in the poetry, drama, fiction, prose and criticism of the period. Published in ten volumes, "The Penguin History of Literature" is a critical survey of English and American literature covering 14 centuries, from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.

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Table of Contents


John Dryden - the poet and critic, Howard Erskine-Hill; Jonathan Swift, Kathleen Williams; Alexander Pope, Roger Lonsdale; Addison, Steele and the periodical essay, F.W. Bateson; poetry 1700-1740, Charles Peake; drama 1710-1780, Ian Donaldson; Defoe and Richardson - novelists of the city, Mark Kinkead-Weekes; Fielding and Smollett, Claude Rawson; Laurence Sterne, David Nokes; Samuel Johnson, John Hardy; poetry and criticism after 1740, Arthur Johnston; religious and philosophical themes in restoration and eighteenth-century literature, William Frost.

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GOR004724835
The Penguin History of Literature: v. 4: Dryden to Johnson by Volume editor Roger Lonsdale
Volume editor Roger Lonsdale
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-09-02
464
014017754X
9780140177541
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