Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings by Moyra HaslettPope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings by Moyra Haslett

Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to Bluestockings

byMoyra Haslett

Paperback | July 17, 2003

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This book defines literature of the Eighteenth century as a literature written and received as public conversation. Moyra Haslett discusses and challenges conventional ways of reading the period, particularly in relation to ideas of the public sphere. Key texts (includingThe Dunciad,Gulliver's TravelsandPamela) are read through the context of their imitations and counter-fictions, and the new genres of the periodical, published letters and the novel are discussed as textual equivalents of coterie culture.
MOYRA HASLETT lectures in the School of English at Queen's University, Belfast. Her previous publications includeMarxist Literary and Cultural Theorieswhich is also part of theTransitionsseries.
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Title:Pope to Burney, 1714-1779: Scriblerians to BluestockingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.67 inPublished:July 17, 2003Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333696115

ISBN - 13:9780333696118

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- PART I: CONVERSATIONAL FORMS.- Introduction: Defining the Eighteenth Century: Public Sphere Conversations.- Literary Communities.- Social/Textual Forms.- Female Communities.- PART II: TEXTUAL CONVERSATIONS.- Introduction.- The Dunciad: Revisioning Literary History.- Gulliver's Travels: Ceding Interpretation.- The Political Controversies of Pamela.- Conclusion.- Chronology.- Key Concepts and Contexts.- Annotated Bibliography.- Bibliography.- Index.

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"Lively, informed, provocative . . . The pace never flags in this direct, readable, and confident study, examples and illustrations abound, and there is a wealth of supporting material, including a glossary and annotated bibliography."--Nick Groom, University of Bristol