The Eighteenth Century : Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1700-89, Paperback Book

The Eighteenth Century : Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1700-89 Paperback

Part of the Longman Literature in English Series series

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This is an impressive and lucid survey of eighteenth-century intellectual life, providing a real sense of the complexity of the age and of the cultural and intellectual climate in which imaginative literature flourished.

It reflects on some of the dominant themes of the period, arguing against such labels as 'Augustan Age', 'Age of Enlightenment' and 'Age of Reason', which have been attached to the eighteenth-century by critics and historians.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 360 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780582219267

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