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First published in 1972, this is the first detailed study of the milieu of the eighteenth-century literary hack and its significance in Augustan literature. Although the modern term ‘Grub Street’ has declined into vague metaphor, for the Augustan satirists it embodied not only an actual place but an emphatic lifestyle. Pat Rogers shows that the major satirists – Pope, Swift and Fielding – built a potent fiction surrounding the real circumstances in which the scribblers lived, and the importance of this aspect of their writing. The author first locates the original Grub Street, in what is now the Barbican, and then presents a detailed topographical tour of the surrounding area. With studies of a number of key authors, as well as the modern and metaphorical development of the term ‘Grub Street’, this book offers comprehensive insight into the nature of Augustan literature and the social conditions and concerns that inspired it.
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Book Description Methuen young books 1972-05-11, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0416116906-3
Book Description Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1972. Hardcover. Red cloth, duotone pictorial dust jacket in mylar cover, maps on flyleaves, 430 pp., BW plate as frontispiece. "The first detailed study of the milieu of the eighteenth-century literary hack and its significance in Augustan literature. Although the modern term 'Grub Street' has declined into a vague metaphor denoting all types of hack writing, for the Augustan satirists it embodied not only an actual place but an emphatic life-style. Dr. Rogers sets out to show that the major satirists -- Pope, Swift and Fielding -- built a potent fiction round the real circumstances in which the scribblers lived, and that this is an important, and comparatively neglected aspect of their writing." (dj). G+ (Ex-art library, with plastic label on spine, i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise only slightly aged overall.). Seller Inventory # 159982
Book Description Methuen & Co., Ltd, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good-. 430 pp. Red cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Bumped and rubbed to head, heel and extremities; water-damaged to cover and rear board; bookplate to front free endpaper; else, interior tight, clean and bright. Dustjacket shelfworn; chipping around the edges; soiling to rear inside flap. Signed by the author. Signed by author. Seller Inventory # 47914
Book Description Metheun & Co, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Maps on End Papers (illustrator). 1st. 1st printing; 430 clean, unmarked pages/index Size: 8 vo. Seller Inventory # 069033
Book Description Methuen, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Firmly bound and carefully read. The book is in excellent clean conditions. No inscription or ownership markings. No torn, loose or missing pages. No jacket. Seller Inventory # 026204
Book Description Methuen, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 430pp. A little browned, very good in hardback, dustwrapper edges quite heavily chipped, spine faded. Seller Inventory # 41797
Book Description Methuen young books, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0416116906
Book Description Methuen, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F-. First Edition. F/F-. 8vo. original black cloth (trifling top edge speckling) in dustwrapper (lightly rubbed, a hint of spine fade); pp. xviii (last blank), 430, with frontispiece & endpaper map. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 014700