Eighteenth-Century Letters and British Culture (Hardback)Clare Brant (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 431
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
Winner of the 2008 ESSE Book Award in the field of Literatures in the English Language
'[The] study is not a mere exploration of epistolary forms, but a lively introduction into a fascinating epoch, with its specific manners and life-style. The author's argument is engaging, bold and forceful, and its scope is really impressive.' - ESSE Book Award Committee
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006
'Brant makes illuminating connections between the practice of letter-writing and the development of print journalism... Eighteenth-Century Letters and British Culture is a dense book full of brilliant insights. It distils an immense amount of reading and fully vindicates its assertion of the cultural significance of letters.' - Times Literary Supplement
'...Clare Brant has produced a magisterial study of letters, an important and ground-breaking work...The breadth of coverage in this book is impressive, encompassing many kinds of epistolary exchange and a pleasing mix of obscure and well-known writers.' - Emma Major, Modern Language Review
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