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Eighteenth-century Poetry free pdf This annotated anthology reveals the rich variety of poetic output in a period, 1700-1800, that is rapidly growing in popularity among scholars and students alike. The anthology has been designed to provide the widest possible range of texts. All the poems have full foot-of-page annotation and generous headnotes and the work of the traditionally prominent figures (such as Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Anne Finch, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, James Thomson, Thomas Gray, Christopher Smart, Robert Burns, and William Cowper) is placed alongside work by other writers, particularly women (Sarah Egerton, Mary Jones, Mary Collier, Mary Leapor, Ann Yearsley, Anna Laetitia Barbauld), with strong and distinctive voices.The editors present complete texts, or whole books of longer poems (John Gay's Trivia, Pope's The Dunciad Variorum, Thomson's The Seasons, Richard Savage's The Wanderer, Mark Akenside's The Pleasures of Imagination, Cowper's The Task) which develop extended arguments, and also provide generous coverage of those middle-length pieces in which eighteenth-century poets also loved to argue and to meditate. Eighteenth-century Poetry is an indispensable anthology for the course director in eighteenth-century poetry, for the student in classroom and study, and for the general reader.

About David Fairer

Dr David Fairer is Reader in Eighteenth-Century Poetry at the University of Leeds. He is the author of "Pope's Imagination" ( 1984), "The Poetry of Alexander Pope" (1989), and, as editor, "Pope: New Contexts" (1990) and "The Correspondence of Thomas Warton" (1995). He has also written widely on eighteenth-century Romanticism, including recent articles on Gray, The Wartons, Chatterton, Burke, Blake, Lamb, Coleridge, and Wordsworth) and is author of the forthcoming volume, "English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, " in the Longman Literature in English Series. Dr Christine Gerrard is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is the author of "The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742" (1994). She has contributed an essay on Pope to "Pope: New Contexts" (1990) and has written a number of articles on eighteenth-century poets including James Thomson and Richard Savage, and has essays forthcoming on national identity during the early part of the century. She is currently preparing a study of the poet and entrepreneur, Aaron Hill (1685-1750).

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Author : David Fairer
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 01 October 1998
ISBN : 0631206248
EAN : 9780631206248
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 576 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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