Literary Patronage In England, 1650-1800 by Dustin GriffinLiterary Patronage In England, 1650-1800 by Dustin Griffin

Literary Patronage In England, 1650-1800

byDustin Griffin

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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Before the development of a full-blown literary "market" in which an author might hope to make an independent living, books were brought to readers with considerable assistance from patronage. Dustin Griffin offers the first comprehensive study of the system of literary patronage in early modern England. Combining the perspectives of literary, social, and political history, he lays out the workings of the system and shows how authors wrote within it, manipulating it to their advantage or resisting the claims of patrons by advancing counterclaims of their own.
Title:Literary Patronage In England, 1650-1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521024463

ISBN - 13:9780521024464


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The cultural economics of literary patronage; 3. The politics of patronage; 4. John Dryden; 5. Jonathan Swift; 6. Alexander Pope; 7. Edward Young and Richard Savage; 8. Mary Leapor and Charlotte Lennox; 9. Samuel Johnson; 10. The persistence of patronage; 11. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Dustin Griffin's necessary and welcome book on literary patronage in England's aggrandized eighteenth century is now the most thoughtful and important account of its subject." Robert Folkenflik, Bibliographical Society of America