Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century England by Nicola Parsons

Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century England

byNicola Parsons

Hardcover | October 7, 2009

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This book analyzes the relation between print cultures and eighteenth-century literary and political practices and, identifying Queen Anne's England as a crucial moment in the public life of gossip, offers readings of key texts that demonstrate how gossip's interpretative strategies shaped readers' participation in the literary and public spheres.

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NICOLA PARSONS is a Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Title:Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 7, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230546714

ISBN - 13:9780230546714

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Queen Anne's Bounty
Gossip and Government: Deciphering the Body of the State
Reading Secrets of State: Delarivier Manley and the New Atalantis
Reforming Reference: Trials and Texts
Lucubrating London: The Tatler and the Female Tatler
A Newer Atalantis: Political and Generic Revolutions
Conclusion: Annes Legacy
Notes
Bibliography