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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 105 new and published books in the subject of 18th Century Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices

    Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century

    By Philip Rawlings

    Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the Eighteenth Century: today they offer us some fascinating perspectives on the period. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices is the first book to reproduce a number of these biographies in full.Not only do these biographies make fascinating...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. English Writing and India, 1600–1920

    Colonizing Aesthetics

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India through a reading of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 period. Arguing that colonial discourse often relied on aesthetic devices in order to describe and assert a degree of narrative control over Indian...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Slavery and Augustan Literature

    Swift, Pope and Gay

    By Dr J Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    Slavery and Augustan Literature investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. These three writers were connected with a Tory ministry, which attempted to increase substantially the English share of the international slave trade. They all wrote in support of the...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Madhouse of Language

    Writing and Reading Madness in the Eighteenth Century

    By Allan Ingram

    Language has always been used as a measure of social, ideological, and psychological contexts for the exploration of madness. The Madhouse of Language considers the relations between madness and language from the late seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries, focusing on the close analysis of both...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Tristram Shandy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Max Byrd

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Max Byrd’s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne – an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Epistolary Novel

    Representations of Consciousness

    By Joe Bray

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    The epistolary novel is a form which has been neglected in most accounts of the development of the novel. This book argues that the way that the eighteenth-century epistolary novel represented consciousness had a significant influence on the later novel. Critics have drawn a distinction between the...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. An Introduction to Pope (Routledge Revivals)

    By Pat Rogers

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this concise introduction to Pope’s life and work, first published in 1975, the poet’s highly successful career as a man of letters is seen against the background of the Augustan age as a whole. Pat Rogers begins by examining the relationship of the eighteenth-century writer to his audience, and...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Robinson Crusoe (Routledge Revivals)

    By Pat Rogers

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this title presents the basic facts and the background information needed by a modern reader of Robinson Crusoe, as well as a careful exploration of the structure and style of the work itself. Pat Rogers pays particular attention to the book’s composition and publishing...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Grub Street (Routledge Revivals)

    Studies in a Subculture

    By Pat Rogers

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Pope
    By Brean Hammond
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  2. National Poetry, Empires and War
    By David Aberbach
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  3. Engagements with Eighteenth-Century Literature
    By Daniel Robinson
    To Be Published August 31st 2015

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