The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-century Novel

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-century Novel

Author: James Alan Downie

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ISBN: 0191749672

Category: English fiction

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Although the emergence of the English novel is generally regarded as an eighteenth-century phenomenon, this is the first book to be published professing to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. This Handbook surveys the development of the English novel during the 'long' eighteenth century. With the publication of the novels of Jane Austen and Walter Scott, 'the novel' finally gained critical acceptance and assumed the position of cultural hegemony it enjoyed for over a century. By situating the novels of the period which are still read today against the background of the hundreds published between 1660 and 1830, this Handbook covers not only those 'masters and mistresses' of early prose fiction, but also the significant number of recently rediscovered novelists who were popular in their own day.

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Author: J. A. Downie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191651069

Category: Literary Collections

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Although the emergence of the English novel is generally regarded as an eighteenth-century phenomenon, this is the first book to be published professing to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. This Handbook surveys the development of the English novel during the 'long' eighteenth century-in other words, from the later seventeenth century right through to the first three decades of the nineteenth century when, with the publication of the novels of Jane Austen and Walter Scott, 'the novel' finally gained critical acceptance and assumed the position of cultural hegemony it enjoyed for over a century. By situating the novels of the period which are still read today against the background of the hundreds published between 1660 and 1830, this Handbook not only covers those 'masters and mistresses' of early prose fiction-such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Scott and Austen-who are still acknowledged to be seminal figures in the emergence and development of the English novel, but also the significant number of recently-rediscovered novelists who were popular in their own day. At the same time, its comprehensive coverage of cultural contexts not considered by any existing study, but which are central to the emergence of the novel, such as the book trade and the mechanics of book production, copyright and censorship, the growth of the reading public, the economics of culture both in London and in the provinces, and the re-printing of popular fiction after 1774, offers unique insight into the making of the English novel.

The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire

The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire

Author: Paddy Bullard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191043703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 816

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Eighteenth century Britain thought of itself as a polite, sentimental, enlightened place, but often its literature belied this self-image. This was an age of satire, and the century's novels, poems, plays, and prints resound with mockery and laughter, with cruelty and wit. The street-level invective of Grub Street pamphleteers is full of satire, and the same accents of raillery echo through the high scepticism of the period's philosophers and poets, many of whom were part-time pamphleteers themselves. The novel, a genre that emerged during the eighteenth century, was from the beginning shot through with satirical colours borrowed from popular romances and scandal sheets. This Handbook is a guide to the different kinds of satire written in English during the 'long' eighteenth century. It focuses on texts that appeared between the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Outlier chapters extend the story back to first decade of the seventeenth century, and forward to the second decade of the nineteenth. The scope of the volume is not confined by genre, however. So prevalent was the satirical mode in writing of the age that this book serves as a broad and characteristic survey of its literature. The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire reflects developments in historical criticism of eighteenth-century writing over the last two decades, and provides a forum in which the widening diversity of literary, intellectual, and socio-historical approaches to the period's texts can come together.

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

Author: Roger H. Lonsdale

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009330955

Category: English poetry

Page: 870

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Challenging the traditional, narrow view of eighteenth-century poetry as an era of Augustan reason, this anthology presents 552 selections, including scurrilous, bawdy, and anti-rational verse, as well as themes usually associated with the century's poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory

Author: Danuta Mirka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199841585

Category: Music

Page: 712

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Topics are musical signs that rely on associations with different genres, styles, and types of music making. The concept of topics was introduced by Leonard Ratner in the 1980s to account for cross-references between eighteenth-century styles and genres. While music theorists and critics were busy classifying styles and genres, defining their affects and proper contexts for their usage, composers started crossing the boundaries between them and using stylistic conventions as means of communication with the audience. Such topical mixtures received negative evaluations from North-German critics but became the hallmark of South-German music, which engulfed the Viennese classicism. Topic theory allows music scholars to gain access to meaning and expression of this music. The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory consolidates this field of research by clarifying its basic concepts and exploring its historical foundations. The volume grounds the concept of topics in eighteenth-century music theory, aesthetics, and criticism. Documenting historical reality of individual topics on the basis of eighteenth-century sources, it relates topical analysis to other methods of music analysis conducted from the perspectives of composers, performers, and listeners. With a focus on eighteenth-century musical repertoire, The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory lays the foundation under further investigation of topics in music of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown

Author: Philip Barnard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199860074

Category: Literary Criticism

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Over the past few decades, the writings of Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) have reclaimed a place of prominence in the American literary canon. Yet despite the explosion of teaching, research, and an ever-increasing number of doctoral dissertations, there remains no up-to-date overview of Brown's work. The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown provides a state-of-the-art survey of the life and writings of Charles Brockden Brown, a key writer of the Atlantic revolutionary age and U.S. Early Republic. The seven novels he published during his lifetime are now studied for their narrative complexity, innovations in genre, and social-political commentaries on life in early America and the revolutionary Atlantic. Through the late twentieth century, Brown was best known as an author of political romances in the gothic mode that proved to be widely influential in romantic era, and has generated large amounts of scholarship as a crucial figure in the history of the American novel. This Handbook extends its focus beyond the well-known novels to address the full range of Brown's prolific literary career. The Handbook includes original essays on all of Brown's fiction and nonfiction writings, and offers new interpretations of the contexts of his work: from the literary, social, political, and economic to the scientific, commercial, and religious. The thirty-five contributors in this volume speak in new ways about Brown's depictions of literary theory, social justice, sexuality, and property relations, as well as colonialism, slavery, Native Americans, and women's rights. Brown's perspectives on American and global history, emerging modernity, selfhood and otherness, and other topics, are explained in comprehensible and up-to-date terms. In addition to opening up new avenues of research, The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown provides the intellectual foundations needed to understand Brown's enduring impact and literary legacy.

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

Author: Paul Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199696383

Category: Romanticism

Page: 704

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The Oxford Handbook to European Romanticism is a guide to European Romanticism written for an English-speaking audience. It finishes with a chapter on the European Romantic attitude to Britain. The authors are all expert in the original languages of the writers and topics which they discuss. European Romanticism sits in an epochal period full of historical excitement, beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the uprisings of 1848 acrossEurope. It witnessed what was arguably the first world war, against Napoleon, and the post-Napoleonic settlement at the Congress of Vienna which shaped the Europe which lasted until the Great War. Germany'sgreatest writer, Goethe, and Russia's, Pushkin, lived during this time. Other writers from different countries are comparably important - Mme de Staël, the founder of the sociology of literature and the original cultural commentator in her book On Germany; Giacomo Leopardi, the second greatest Italian poet after Dante; Victor Hugo, greates French writer of the 19th century, hélas, and many others.

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

Author: James A. Harris

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191502699

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

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Philosophy in eighteenth-century Britain was diverse, vibrant, and sophisticated. This was the age of Hume and Berkeley and Reid, of Hutcheson and Kames and Smith, of Ferguson and Burke and Wollstonecraft. Important and influential works were published in every area of philosophy, from the theory of vision to theories of political resistance, from the philosophy of language to accounts of ways of governing the passions. The philosophers of eighteenth-century Britain were enormously influential, in France, in Italy, in Germany, and in America. Their ideas and arguments remain a powerful presence in philosophy three centuries later. This Oxford Handbook is the first book ever to provide comprehensive coverage of the full range of philosophical writing in Britain in the eighteenth century. It provides accounts of the writings of all the major figures, but also puts those figures in the context provided by a host of writers less well known today. The book has five principal sections: 'Logic and Metaphysics', 'The Passions', 'Morals', 'Criticism', and 'Politics'. Each section comprises four chapters, providing detailed coverage of all of the important aspects of its subject matter. There is also an introductory section, with chapters on the general character of philosophizing in eighteenth-century Britain, and a concluding section on the important question of the relation at this time between philosophy and religion. The authors of the chapters are experts in their fields. They include philosophers, historians, political theorists, and literary critics, and they teach in colleges and universities in Britain, in Europe, and in North America.

The Miscellaneous Writings and Sterne's Subscribers, an Identification List

The Miscellaneous Writings and Sterne's Subscribers, an Identification List

Author: Laurence Sterne

Publisher: Florida Edition of the Works o

ISBN: 0813049474

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 591

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“Since the publication of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman in 1978, the Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne has established itself as the standard scholarly text for all matters Sternean. This ninth and final volume maintains the exceptionally high editorial standards of the previous volumes, including comprehensive coverage of existing criticism.”—J. A. Downie, editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel “Provides, for the first time, a definitive edition of Sterne's provocative satire A Political Romance (1759) and a secure canon of his notoriously problematic fugitive writings, established through rigorous analysis of the external and internal evidence for attribution. The texts are meticulously edited, introduced with incisiveness and wit, and annotated with the formidable learning that has distinguished the Florida Edition since its inception. Brings to completion one of the great landmarks in the modern scholarly editing of eighteenth-century literature.”—Thomas Keymer, author of Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel “A model of editorial practice: judicious annotation, careful contextualization, and thorough engagement with critical commentary. Even more important is the manner in which this volume attests to the ever-changing nature of scholarly inquiry. Nowhere is this more excitingly evident than in the annotated subscription list, a valuable resource for anyone interested in eighteenth-century literary culture.”—Elizabeth Kraft, author of Laurence Sterne Revisited

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

Author: Roger H. Lonsdale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192820540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 870

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Challenging the traditional, narrow view of eighteenth-century poetry as an era of Augustan reason, this anthology presents 552 selections, including scurrilous, bawdy, and anti-rational verse, as well as themes usually associated with the century's poetry