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The Great Age of the English Essay: An Anthology (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

Prof. Denise Gigante (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0300141963 / ISBN 13: 9780300141962
Published by Yale University Press, 2008
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Title: The Great Age of the English Essay: An ...

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

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From the pens of spectators, ramblers, idlers, tattlers, hypochondriacs, connoisseurs, and loungers, a new literary genre emerged in eighteenth-century England: the periodical essay.  Situated between classical rhetoric and the novel, the English essay challenged the borders between fiction and nonfiction prose and helped forge the tastes and values of an emerging middle class. 

 

This authoritative anthology is the first to gather in one volume the consummate periodical essays of the period. Included are the Spectator cofounders Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, literary lion Samuel Johnson, and Romantic recluse Thomas De Quincey, addressing a wide variety of topics from the oddities of virtuosos to the private lives of parrots and the fantastic horrors of opium dreams.

 

In a lively and informative introduction, Denise Gigante situates the essayists in the context of the contemporary Republic of Letters and highlights the stylistic innovations and conventions that distinguish the periodical essay as a literary form.  Critical notes on the essays, a chronology, descriptions and a map of key London sites, and a glossary of eighteenth-century English terms complete the anthology―a uniquely pleasurable survey of the golden era of British essays.

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Denise Gigante is associate professor of English at Stanford University and the author of Taste: A Literary History, published by Yale University Press.

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