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The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of eighteenth-century writers and writing, 1660-1789 [electronic resource] /
Paul Baines, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
description
xxxiv, 397 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1405156694 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781405156691 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
isbn
1405156694 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405156691 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Timeline -- Introduction and further reading -- Entries A-Z.
catalogue key
11203597
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789 should be near at hand for every student and teacher of eighteenth-century literature. The choice of entries among writers, publishers, and key literary titles expands ones sense of the field, especially in the selection of women and labouring-class writers. The encyclopedia is densely packed with accurate, reliable information on the full range of literary life in eighteenth-century Britain, and the variable lengths of the entries are nicely adjusted to facilitate reference while providing narrative interest. Like the best reference works of the eighteenth century, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia is both profitable to consult and a pleasure to peruse." - Robert DeMaria, Jr , Vassar College
"Charlotte Sussman's guide is an impressive addition to Polity's Cultural History of Literature series. It will prove most useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students but may also provide experienced researchers with a refreshing survey of the period, articulating a number of original insights along the way." ( Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies , 17 July 2013)
"This modest volume offers an excellent reference resource for students and scholars, but, as the authors explain, their aim is not only provide 'reliable and accessible information' but also 'to offer a kind of browsing sense of interconnection between writers, and indeed a sample of the collective variety of the period' (p. xxii)." ( Years Work in English Studies , 1 August 2013) "Charlotte Sussman's guide is an impressive addition to Polity's Cultural History of Literature series. It will prove most useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students but may also provide experienced researchers with a refreshing survey of the period, articulating a number of original insights along the way." ( Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies , 17 July 2013)
" The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789 should be near at hand for every student and teacher of eighteenth-century literature. The choice of entries among writers, publishers, and key literary titles expands one's sense of the field, especially in the selection of women and labouring-class writers. The encyclopedia is densely packed with accurate, reliable information on the full range of literary life in eighteenth-century Britain, and the variable lengths of the entries are nicely adjusted to facilitate reference while providing narrative interest. Like the best reference works of the eighteenth century, the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia is both profitable to consult and a pleasure to peruse." - Robert DeMaria, Jr , Vassar College
"The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789should be near at hand for every student and teacher of eighteenth-century literature. The choice of entries among writers, publishers, and key literary titles expands one's sense of the field, especially in the selection of women and labouring-class writers. The encyclopedia is densely packed with accurate, reliable information on the full range of literary life in eighteenth-century Britain, and the variable lengths of the entries are nicely adjusted to facilitate reference while providing narrative interest. Like the best reference works of the eighteenth century, theWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia is both profitable to consult and a pleasure to peruse." -Robert DeMaria, Jr, Vassar College
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In British history, the years between 1660 and 1789 -- frequently referred to as the "long eighteenth century" -- were marked by seismic shifts in the political, economic, and cultural landscapes. The literary responses to the transformational events that transpired during this period were no less startling. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing features coverage of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789. While notable writers such as Defoe, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson are covered, this volume also draws on the latest scholarship to more accurately reflect the literary achievements of this rich and fertile period. Wide ranging essays reveal a time in which aristocratic writers co-existed with professional dramatists and novelists. Also covered are the great many women and working class writers who first entered the literary mainstream, along with clergymen, doctors, lawyers, and distinctive new voices who took advantage of new opportunities to publish in newspapers, anthologies, reviews, and magazines. At once lively and authoritative, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing : 1660-1789 presents an engaging and invaluable window into the lives and livelihood of British writers from the Restoration to the rise of Romanticism.
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'The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing' features coverage of the lives and works of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789.
Long Description
In British history, the years between 1660 and 1789 -- frequently referred to as the "long eighteenth century" -- were marked by seismic shifts in the political, economic, and cultural landscapes. The literary responses to the transformational events that transpired during this period were no less startling. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing features coverage of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789. While notable writers such as Defoe, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson are covered, this volume also draws on the latest scholarship to more accurately reflect the literary achievements of this rich and fertile period. Wide ranging essays reveal a time in which aristocratic writers co-existed with professional dramatists and novelists. Also covered are the great many women and working class writers who first entered the literary mainstream, along with clergymen, doctors, lawyers, and distinctive new voices who took advantage of new opportunities to publish in newspapers, anthologies, reviews, and magazines. At once lively and authoritative, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing: 1660-1789 presents an engaging and invaluable window into the lives and livelihood of British writers from the Restoration to the rise of Romanticism.
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The 'long eighteenth century' is variously interpreted but there are good reasons for choosing the period from 1660 to 1790: the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 inaugurated a period of culture quite different from that which had preceded it, while the political debates which had erupted into Civil War from 1641 continued to simmer in parliament. At the other end of the period, the French Revolution of 1789 stands as a similarly crucial, culture-defining moment for the period of Romanticism which follows it. No period is tidy, but 1660-1790 makes considerable sense.The Encyclopedia will include all notable writers active in the period 1660-1790 who were based in the British Isles. Welsh, Irish and Scottish authors will be represented, but American or European authors will be excluded. Many of the recently rediscovered women authors of the period will feature. Writers who were influential in their time will receive more than the normal cursory treatment. Exponents of non-traditional modes, such as crime-writing (which impinged strongly on Defoe and Fielding) will be included. Artists and musicians will be included only where (as with William Hogarth or Charles Burney) they wrote something significant.The entries will mostly be either about a writer or, where the importance demands it, a particular work. There will also be entries on those literary genres that were of importance in the period. The current list of headwords, compiled partly through consultation of anthologies of primary texts such as are commonly taught and read on university-level courses, consists of about 850 entries.At the beginning of the volume we envisage a short series of historical essays, to give useful general accounts of contextual matters referred to in individual entries. For example, several writers wrote poems about the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), and users of the book not familiar with that event will be able to refer to an essay in which its importance is clearly set out. The following areas will be covered:History and Politics (to include explanations of parliamentary politics, political crises, wars, the succession of monarchs, and terms such as Glorious Revolution, Whig, Tory, Jacobite, and Non-Juror.)Science and Ideas (to include religious movements, deism, the Royal Society and the Enlightenment)Arts (to include brief accounts of music painting, architecture and sculpture insofar as they are relevant to the literature of the period)Authorship (to include an account of the rise of professional authorship, the position of women authors, and the institutions of publishing and circulation: the university presses, the Stationers' company, copyright and royalties, censorship, bookselling and libraries).These essays will be accompanied by timelines for cross-referencing.The intention of the entries is to give lively and authoritative accounts, primarily factual, of writers and works in order to give students a basis for literary judgments and interpretations. Entries will normally included biographical material, dates of composition for works, publishing arrangements, performance histories, earnings or royalties where known, and some account of later editorial processes. The most recent standard editions and biographies would be cited.Note on the competition:There is no directly competing book, though there is inevitable overlap with some larger reference works such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Oxford Encyclopedia of English Liter
Main Description
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660-1789 features coverage of the lives and works of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789. Broad coverage of writers and texts presents a new picture of 18th-century British authorship Takes advantage of newly expanded eighteenth-century canon to include significantly more women writers and labouring-class writers than have traditionally been studied Draws on the latest scholarship to more accurately reflect the literary achievements of the long eighteenth century
Main Description
The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing1660-1789 features coverage of the lives and works of almost 500 notable writers based in the British Isles from the return of the British monarchy in 1660 until the French Revolution of 1789. Broad coverage of writers and texts presents a new picture of 18th-century British authorship Takes advantage of newly expanded eighteenth-century canon to include significantly more women writers and labouring-class writers than have traditionally been studied Draws on the latest scholarship to more accurately reflect the literary achievements of the long eighteenth century
Main Description
This ground-breaking Encyclopedia provides lively and authoritative accounts of the writers and works of the period 1600-1789. Covers all notable British and Irish writers, as well as many of the recently rediscovered women authors of the period and the prominent genres, themes and contexts Wide-ranging coverage includes entries as diverse as political crises, wars, architecture, religious movements, music, authorship, the institutions of publishing, censorship, and libraries An indispensable source of reference for students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature

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