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The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789

Edited by: Gary Day and Jack Lynch
eISBN: 9781444330205
Print publication date: 2015

Subject Literature » Eighteenth Century Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444330205.2015.x

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The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789

The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789 presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution. Incorporating the latest scholarly research, entries provide authoritative coverage of both canonical and lesser-known authors, as well as concise explanations of the myriad terms, genres, and works essential for an understanding of literature and criticism of the period. Along with in-depth coverage of established figures and key topics informed by cutting-edge research, attention is also paid to gender, sexuality, and other issues given short shrift in traditional scholarship.

From courtship and circulating libraries to Samuel Johnson and Sarah Scott, the sheer scope and range of entries makes this the most comprehensive guide to the period available to date. Featuring contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789 is an indispensable guide to the rich diversity of British writing that ushered in the modern literary era.

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Day, Gary and Jack Lynch (eds). The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660–1789. Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 23 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444330205_9781444330205>

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