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English literature and society in the 18th century

Sir Leslie Stephen

English literature and society in the 18th century

by Sir Leslie Stephen

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Published by Barnes & Noble in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
  • England -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUniversity paperbacks, UP 21
    The Physical Object
    Pagination132 p.
    Number of Pages132
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14994470M

    Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction offers challenging interpretations of the public and private faces of individualism in the eighteenth-century English novel. John P. Zomchick begins by surveying the social, historical and ideological functions of law and the family in England's developing market economy. Recent Studies in 18th-Century Children's Literature "Recent" in the title for this bibliography means roughly the last dozen years; see also my bibliographies on 18th-century reading and bibliophilia and of engraving and illustration. Co-Editor of the Children's Books History Society Newsletter and that Society's Executive Secretary, and.

    This is an interesting analysis of 18th century English literature, and the mutual influence between the authors of that period and the society in which they lived. However, it is a rather short text, consisting of just a couple of lectures from the 19th or early 20th century, meaning that it comes off more as an introduction to a non-existent Reviews: 5. A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings Reviews:

    Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. English literature and society in the eighteenth century by Stephen, Leslie, Sir, Publication date Topics English literature -- 18th century History and criticism, England -- Social life and customs Publisher London: Duckworth. Fables of Modernity: Literature and Culture in the English Eighteenth Century By Laura Brown Cornell University Press, Read preview Overview 'The Assurance to Write, the Vanity of Expecting to Be Read:' Deception and Reform in Mary Davy's 'The Reform'd Coquet.' (18Th Century English Woman Author) By Saje, Natasha Essays in Literature, Vol.


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Not only does he provide an entertaining introduction and a clear breakdown of the direction of his book in the table of contents, he also presents a thorough index of the book for s: Famous 18th Century British Writers Find out more about the greatest 18th Century British Writers, including Lord Byron, Jane Austen, William Blake, Thomas Paine.

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