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Literature and insubstantiality in later eighteenth-century England

Fredric V. Bogel

Literature and insubstantiality in later eighteenth-century England

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Philosophy in literature.,
  • Substance (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementFredric V. Bogel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR449.P48 B64 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 226 p. ;
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3185755M
    ISBN 100691065977
    LC Control Number83043060

    Just as the plague documents stimulated a fictional journal, this real-life drama now prompts Defoe to undertake the imagined autobiography of another such castaway, Robinson Crusoe Gulliver's next stop, the flying island of Laputa, is run by philosophers and scientists as Plato might have wished ; predictably they make a mess of things. Slightly before that event he at last has a moment to write his Preface. The most significant turning point, from aboutis the development of Middle English - differing from Old English in the addition of a French vocabulary after the Norman conquest.

    Five years later Black discovers the principle of latent heat. The second period, ending with the deaths of Pope in and Swift inreaches out to a wider circle of readers, with special satirical attention to what is unfitting and wrong. The literary market began to sustain the first true professional class of authors in British history. The dramatist may take his plot ready-made from fiction or biography—a form of theft sanctioned by Shakespeare—but the novelist has to produce what look like novelties. At the lowest level of fiction, plot need be no more than a string of stock devices for arousing stock responses of concern and excitement in the reader. Daniel Defoe was another political pamphleteer turned novelist like Jonathan Swift and was publishing in the early 18th century.

    It is surely a neat invention to define the malady of the age and to offer a hero who both provides the cure and bears the wound. The work appears in six volumes between andto be followed by the Odyssey Carter and John H. Unlike the others, Alexander Pope devotes himself almost exclusively to poetry, becoming a master in the use of rhymed heroic couplets for the purposes of wit. Twayne's English Authors Series No.


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Everyone laughs heartily except the reeve, who began his career as a carpenter. Seven years later a volume of the Rowley poems is published in London, assumed by the publisher to be by the 16th-century author.

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He cuts off the head of the green knight, who rides away with it. The events are more melodramatic than those which drive the plots Literature and insubstantiality in later eighteenth-century England book Jane Austen, but Goldsmith's unaffected prose and gentle irony prefigure later advances in the English novel.

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Contains a finely balanced chapter on Macpherson and the cultural politics of primitivism. Focuses on the connection between myth-making and nationalism. For this malady, then, the age seeks its cure.

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Press, and Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. The second period, ending with the deaths of Pope in and Swift inreaches out to a wider circle of readers, with special satirical attention to what is unfitting and wrong. Melodramatic plots, plots dependent on coincidence or improbability, are sometimes found in even the most elevated fiction; E.

Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels: Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, has a genius for journalism in an age before newspapers exist which can accomodate his kind of material.

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Publishing boomed in eighteenth-century Britainin part because of a loosening of legal restraints on printing. Macpherson follows this in with a much more ambitious publication, an entire epic poem by the semi-legendary Irish poet Oisin, supposed son of the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool.

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Howard Literature and insubstantiality in later eighteenth-century England book, ed. In doing so, both writers made sometimes mischievous use of the anonymity that was conventional at Literature and insubstantiality in later eighteenth-century England book time.

A more cheerful offshoot of Richardson's efforts is the first novel by Henry Fielding, a magistrate in London's Bow Street court with an intimate knowledge of the city's low life. Bristol, Whoever is judged to have told the best tale will have a free supper at the Tabard on their return.

Murray G. If they find what they seek, and they seldom fail, they think it more wise to continue the prejudice. Finally Gulliver visits a land ruled by intelligent horses the Houyhnhnms, Swift's version of whinnying. A good example is the blend of investigative and imaginative skills which lead him to research surviving documents of the Great Plague and then to blend them in a convincing fictional Journal of the Plague Year British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century History might include not only traditional political and social history but also the history of the book, the history of science, the history of religion, the history of scholarship, and the history of sexuality, as.

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