Eighteenth Century Criticism

Eighteenth Century Criticism

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Lionel Kelly has brought together a collection of the major statements by 18th century writers and critics. The many kinds of writing featured, including parody, letters, essays and prefaces, reflect the variety of focus and approach of literary critics in this period. From Alexander Pope to Frances Burney, we witness the heated debate between the "ancients" and the "moderns" and the gradual move away from neo-classicism towards pre-romanticism.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0713461322
  • 9780713461329

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From preface to Homer 1715-1727, J.Swift; from a letter to a young poet, Daniel Defoe; preface to Moll Flanders 1722, Samuel Richardson; David Hume; Henry Fielding; Thomas Gray Tobias Smollett; William Hogarth; Thomas Warton; Joseph Warton; Edmund Burke; Samuel Johnson; Edward Young; Richard Hurd; Thomas Whately; Oliver Goldsmith; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Maurice Morgann; Frances Burney.
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