British Literature 1640 - 1789: An Anthology

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Wiley, Jul 12, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 976 pages
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The new edition of this successful anthology continues to challenge the boundaries of eighteenth-century literary study whilst thorough revisions make it even more useful to teachers and students.

  • Includes more Dryden and Behn, as well as Congreve's The Way of the World.

  • Retains the historical span and range of texts, canonical and previously marginalised, that made the first edition so attractive.

  • Continues to represent many texts in their entirety, including Samuel Johnson's Rasselas, Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub, Eliza Haywood's Fantomina, Aphra Behn's Oronooko, Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock and Daniel Defoe's Shortest Way with the Dissenters.

  • An edited volume of critical essays, British Literature 1640-1789: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Publishers, 1999), accompanies this anthology providing the material for a complete course.

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About the author (2001)

Robert DeMaria Jr. is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College. He is the editor of British Literature 1640-1789: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Publishers, 1999) which accompanies this anthology and the author of The Life of Samuel Johnson (Blackwell Publishers, 1993) in the Critical Biography series, and of several other books, including Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning (1986).

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