Samuel Johnson

Author: James T. Boulton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415134354
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Oliver Goldsmith

Author: G. S. Rousseau
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415134378
Format: PDF, ePub
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Horace Walpole

Author: Peter Sabor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415134361
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

William Congreve

Author: Alexander Lindsay
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415134315
Format: PDF
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The selected sources range from important essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Critical Heritage set is available as a set of 67 volumes, as mini-sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) or as individual volumes.

William Wordsworth

Author: Robert Woof
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134966733
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Critical Heritage series collects together a large body of criticism on major figures in literature. Each volume presents the contemporary responses to a particular writer, enabling the student to follow the formation of critical attitudes to the writer's work and its place within a literary tradition. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to fragments of contemporary opinion and little published documentary material, such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included in order to demonstrate fluctuations in reputation following the writer's death. This new volume in the series includes criticism on the work of William Wordsworth during the period 1793-1820. Extremely wide-ranging in its coverage, over 250 diary extracts, letters, reviews, comments, and opinions by and about Wordsworth are gathered together here for the first time. An invaluable addition to any literary library.

The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 1789 Set

Author: Gary Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444330209
Format: PDF
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"Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution"--

John Donne The Critical Heritage

Author: A.J. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134905149
Format: PDF
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Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he became part of today's literary canon.

Common Sense in Early 18th Century British Literature and Culture

Author: Christoph Henke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110343401
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While the popular talk of English common sense in the eighteenth century might seem a by-product of familiar Enlightenment discourses of rationalism and empiricism, this book argues that terms such as ‘common sense’ or ‘good sense’ are not simply synonyms of applied reason. On the contrary, the discourse of common sense is shaped by a defensive impulse against the totalizing intellectual regimes of the Enlightenment and the cultural climate of change they promote, in order to contain the unbounded discursive proliferation of modern learning. Hence, common sense discourse has a vital regulatory function in cultural negotiations of political and intellectual change in eighteenth-century Britain against the backdrop of patriotic national self-concepts. This study discusses early eighteenth-century common sense in four broad complexes, as to its discursive functions that are ethical (which at that time implies aesthetic as well), transgressive (as a corrective), political (in patriotic constructs of the nation), and repressive (of otherness). The selection of texts in this study strikes a balance between dominant literary culture – Swift, Pope, Defoe, Fielding, Johnson – and the periphery, such as pamphlets and magazine essays, satiric poems and patriotic songs.