Fame and Failure 1720-1800 : The Unfulfilled Literary Life

By: Rounce, AdamMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (260 p.)ISBN: 9781107420199Subject(s): Authors, English -- 18th century -- Psychology | Authorship -- Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Failure (Psychology) | Fame -- History -- 18th century | Literature and society -- England -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fame and Failure 1720-1800 : The Unfulfilled Literary LifeDDC classification: 820.9006 LOC classification: PR441.R67 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgements ""; ""Introduction: motion without progress ""; ""The idea of failure ""; ""Failure in the abstract and in practice ""; ""The Johnsonian exemplum ""; ""Chapter 1 An author to be let ""; ""A power that fascinates ""; ""The emotional Jacobite ""; ""The muse's mansion ""
""The Bastard's lot """"The poverty of bad authors ""; ""The Volunteer Laureate ""; ""Independence ""; ""The tragic bohemian ""; ""Chapter 2 The exemplary failure of Dr Dodd ""; ""Early literary attempts ""; ""Embellishing Shakespeare, and fictional voyeurism ""
""Charismatic preaching, meretricious writing """"Rising above mediocrity ""; ""Scandal and simony ""; ""Forgery and disgrace ""; ""Public sympathy and celebrity ""; ""Prison sensibility ""; ""A literary death ""; ""Chapter 3 Anna Seward's cruel times ""; ""Bardolatry and self-editing ""
""The workings of envy """"Poetic enthusiasm ""; ""Luminous intellect and prejudiced darkness ""; ""An age of wit and genius ""; ""Bitter is my tear ""; ""Unfeeling critics ""; ""Chapter 4 Percival Stockdale's alternative literary history ""; ""A great sensibility ""; ""Early success ""
""Critical rapture and railing """"A gradual marginality ""; ""Recrimination in adversity ""; ""A disgrace to English literature ""; ""The temple of English poetry ""; ""A delineation of failure ""; ""Conclusion ""; ""The inefficacy of literary fame ""; ""Failure and Romantic posterity ""
""Modern relativism, and the value of failure ""
Summary: Adam Rounce presents a colourful and unusual history of eighteenth-century British literature, exploring ideas of fame through writers who failed to achieve the literary success they so desired. Recounting the experiences of less canonical writers, including Richard Savage, Anna Seward and Percival Stockdale, Rounce discusses the inefficacy of apparent literary success, the forms of vanity and folly often found in failed authorship, and the changing perception of literary reputation from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the emergence of Romanticism. The book opens up new ways of thin
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""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgements ""; ""Introduction: motion without progress ""; ""The idea of failure ""; ""Failure in the abstract and in practice ""; ""The Johnsonian exemplum ""; ""Chapter 1 An author to be let ""; ""A power that fascinates ""; ""The emotional Jacobite ""; ""The muse's mansion ""

""The Bastard's lot """"The poverty of bad authors ""; ""The Volunteer Laureate ""; ""Independence ""; ""The tragic bohemian ""; ""Chapter 2 The exemplary failure of Dr Dodd ""; ""Early literary attempts ""; ""Embellishing Shakespeare, and fictional voyeurism ""

""Charismatic preaching, meretricious writing """"Rising above mediocrity ""; ""Scandal and simony ""; ""Forgery and disgrace ""; ""Public sympathy and celebrity ""; ""Prison sensibility ""; ""A literary death ""; ""Chapter 3 Anna Seward's cruel times ""; ""Bardolatry and self-editing ""

""The workings of envy """"Poetic enthusiasm ""; ""Luminous intellect and prejudiced darkness ""; ""An age of wit and genius ""; ""Bitter is my tear ""; ""Unfeeling critics ""; ""Chapter 4 Percival Stockdale's alternative literary history ""; ""A great sensibility ""; ""Early success ""

""Critical rapture and railing """"A gradual marginality ""; ""Recrimination in adversity ""; ""A disgrace to English literature ""; ""The temple of English poetry ""; ""A delineation of failure ""; ""Conclusion ""; ""The inefficacy of literary fame ""; ""Failure and Romantic posterity ""

""Modern relativism, and the value of failure ""

Adam Rounce presents a colourful and unusual history of eighteenth-century British literature, exploring ideas of fame through writers who failed to achieve the literary success they so desired. Recounting the experiences of less canonical writers, including Richard Savage, Anna Seward and Percival Stockdale, Rounce discusses the inefficacy of apparent literary success, the forms of vanity and folly often found in failed authorship, and the changing perception of literary reputation from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the emergence of Romanticism. The book opens up new ways of thin

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