Telling People What to Think : Early Eighteenth Century Periodicals from the Review to the Rambler

By: Corns, ThomasContributor(s): Downie, J.AMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (141 p.)ISBN: 9781136296628Subject(s): Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | English essays -- 18th century -- History and criticism | English periodicals -- History -- 18th century | Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Periodicals -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Telling People What to Think : Early Eighteenth Century Periodicals from the Review to the RamblerDDC classification: 072 LOC classification: PR925.T44Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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TELLING PEOPLE WHAT TO THINK Early Eighteenth-Century Periodicals from The Review to The Rambler; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Stating Facts Right About Defoe's Review; The Tatler: From Half-Sheet to Book; The Examiner Re-Examined; The Spectator's Generalizing Discourse; The Craftsman; The Life and Death of Common Sense; Literature and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century London: The Making of The Champion; The Rambler and the Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essay: A Dissenting View; Notes on Contributors
Summary: This collection of essays displays a number of different approaches to the most significant early eighteenth-century periodicals. The range is considerable: the critique of ideology and polemical strategy, the political history of the press, the rhetoric of the genre, and the material circumstances of periodical production all find a place. The periodical profoundly shaped the English reading public's ways of perceiving the social and political institutions of their own age.
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TELLING PEOPLE WHAT TO THINK Early Eighteenth-Century Periodicals from The Review to The Rambler; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Stating Facts Right About Defoe's Review; The Tatler: From Half-Sheet to Book; The Examiner Re-Examined; The Spectator's Generalizing Discourse; The Craftsman; The Life and Death of Common Sense; Literature and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century London: The Making of The Champion; The Rambler and the Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essay: A Dissenting View; Notes on Contributors

This collection of essays displays a number of different approaches to the most significant early eighteenth-century periodicals. The range is considerable: the critique of ideology and polemical strategy, the political history of the press, the rhetoric of the genre, and the material circumstances of periodical production all find a place. The periodical profoundly shaped the English reading public's ways of perceiving the social and political institutions of their own age.

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