Friendship and Allegiance in Eighteenth-Century Literature

The Politics of Private Virtue in the Age of Walpole

  • Emrys D. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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  3. Friendship in Crisis

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      Pages 19-19
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  4. Friendship by Trope

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-222

About this book


Friendship and Allegiance explores the concept of friendship as it was defined, contested and distorted by writers of the early eighteenth century. Setting well-known canonical texts (The Beggar's Opera, Gulliver's Travels) alongside lesser-known works, it portrays a literary world renegotiating the meaning of public and private virtue.


bibliography concept crisis Defoe eighteenth century English literature literature opera politics pragmatism

Authors and affiliations

  • Emrys D. Jones
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  1. 1.University of GreenwichUK

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