The Crisis Of Literature In The 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere by Paul KeenThe Crisis Of Literature In The 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere by Paul Keen

The Crisis Of Literature In The 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere

byPaul Keen

Hardcover | November 28, 1999

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This book offers an original study of debates that arose in the 1790s about the nature and social role of literature and the new class of readers produced by the revolution in information and literacy in eighteenth-century England. The first part concentrates on the dominant arguments about the role of literature and the status of the author; the second shifts its focus to the debates about working-class activists and radical women authors, and examines the growth of a Romantic ideology within this context of political and cultural turmoil.
Title:The Crisis Of Literature In The 1790s: Print Culture and the Public SphereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:314 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:November 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521653258

ISBN - 13:9780521653251

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: problems now and then; Part I. Enlightenment: 1. The republic of letters; 2. Men of letters; Part II. Marginalia: Preamble: Swinish multitudes; 3. The poorer sort; 4. Masculine women; 5. Oriental literature; Conclusion: romantic revisions; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Literature plays a vital role in our society. The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s examines the debates that arose in this era about the nature and social role of literature. It examines the information revolution, the role of literature, status of the author, working-class activists and radical women authors. This book also examines the growth of a Romantic ideology during this political and cultural turmoil.

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"As is, the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Romantic notions of print culture and the public sphere, and cogently works through the ways in which such assumptions impinged upon, and were challenged by, the full range of writers seeking recognition within that prevailing cultural fantasy, the Republic of Letters." Wordsworth Circle