Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century England by Nicola ParsonsReading 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.
NICOLA PARSONS is a Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Title:Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:211 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.72 inPublished:October 7, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230546714

ISBN - 13:9780230546714


Table of 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: Anne's Legacy Notes Bibliography Index