A History Of Augustan Fable by Mark LoveridgeA History Of Augustan Fable by Mark Loveridge

A History Of Augustan Fable

byMark Loveridge

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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This book explores the tradition of fable across a wide variety of written and illustrative media, from its origins in classical antiquity to the end of the English eighteenth century and beyond. Tracing the impact of classical models on verse and moral fables of the eighteenth century, and studying the use of the fable by major writers--including Dryden, Pope, Swift, Gay and Cowper--in their historical and literary contexts, Mark Loveridge offers the first full account of a highly significant form of English and European literature.
Title:A History Of Augustan FableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032288

ISBN - 13:9780521032285


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Fables and novels; 3. The Peachum position; 4. History, transmission, kindred; 5. The fable in the wars: Ogilby and after; 6. Transitions: Dryden to Mandeville; 7. High Augustan fable: Mandeville, Swift and Gay; 8. Gay to Cowper: the diaspora of fable; References; Index.

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