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Eighteenth-Century Writers in their World

A Mighty Maze

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About this book


This comprehensive new study reads both major and lesser-known texts of the period 1700-1750 in their social, cultural, historical and intellectual contexts. Each chapter introduces and discusses a topic, such as travel, science, money and love, and reads a selection of texts in its light. Covering works by Congreve, Defoe, Mrs Manley, Addison, women poets, Swift, Pope, Fielding and Richardson, this is an invaluable and illuminating guide for students of the period.


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About the authors

ANDREW VARNEY is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Eighteenth-Century Writers in their World
  • Book Subtitle A Mighty Maze
  • Authors Andrew Varney
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67972-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-67973-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27763-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Eighteenth-Century Literature
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