Regan, Shaun.

Reading 1759 Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France [electronic resource] : - Lanham : Bucknell University Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (265 p.) - Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850 . - Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850 .

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CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Part I. WRITING EMPIRE; Chapter 1. "WHAT MANKIND HAS LOST AND GAINED": JOHNSON, RASSELAS, AND COLONIALISM; Chapter 2. VOLTAIRE'S CANDIDE AS A GLOBAL TEXT: WAR, SLAVERY, AND LEADERSHIP; Part II. SENTIMENTAL ETHICS, LUXURIOUS SEXUALITIES; Chapter 3. ADAM SMITH'S THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS IN 1759: SPECTATORSHIP, DUTY, AND SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT; Chapter 4. "ON THE SOFT BEDS OF LUXURY MOST KINGDOMS HAVE EXPIRED": 1759 AND THE LIVES OF PROSTITUTES; Part III. AUTHORSHIP AND AESTHETICS Chapter 5. YOUNG, GOLDSMITH, JOHNSON, AND THE IDEA OF THE AUTHOR IN 1759Chapter 6. TOWARDS A NEW LANGUAGE: SUBLIME AESTHETICS IN SMART'S JUBILATE AGNO; Part IV. ENLIGHTENMENT AND ITS DISCONTENTS; Chapter 7. THE ENCYCLOPÉDIE IN 1759: CRISIS AND CONTINUATION; Chapter 8. LOST CAUSE: HUME, CAUSATION, AND RASSELAS; Part V. ORIGINALITY AND APPROPRIATION; Chapter 9. ECCENTRICITY, ORIGINALITY, AND THE NOVEL: TRISTRAM SHANDY, VOLUMES 1 AND 2; Chapter 10. SHAKESPEARE'S "PROPRIETY" AND THE MID-EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL: SARAH FIELDING'S THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTESS OF DELLWYN Part VI. CONCLUSION: READING 1759Chapter 11. WRITERS, REVIEWERS, AND THE CULTURE OF READING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; CONTRIBUTORS

Reading 1759 investigates the literary culture of a remarkable year in British and French writing, and ideas. Examining key works by Johnson, Voltaire, Sterne, Adam Smith, Sarah Fielding, and Christopher Smart, the volume presents a wide-ranging account of the year's work in literature and the key issues that preoccupied writers at this time.

9781611484793 59.99 (UA)


Books and reading -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.


Electronic books.

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820.9006