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Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain: The Pursuit of Complete Knowledge - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print (Hardback)
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Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain: The Pursuit of Complete Knowledge - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print (Hardback)

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Hardback 261 Pages / Published: 14/10/2014
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Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain tells the story of long-term aspirations to comprehend, record, and disseminate complete knowledge of the world. It draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary works from the early modern era and British Enlightenment.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137411532
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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"In Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain, Seth Rudy `tells the story of long-term aspirations to comprehend, record, and disseminate `complete' knowledge of the world' and `explores the persistent failure of these ambitions' ... . Rudy's book is a useful introduction to the form. ... Rudy's survey of this dilemma makes useful contributions to the history of scholarship." (Jack Lynch, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 28 (3), Spring, 2016)

"Rudy's impressive and judiciously selected range of material certainly addresses the parameters of `literature' and `encyclopedism' outlined in the title and gives us perceptive insights into what Rudy calls the productive indeterminacy of completeness as a literary feature ... . Rudy thus offers an invaluable, if not foundational contribution to research in this area and his readers will be richly rewarded by the book's considerable originality and perceptiveness." (Adrian J. Wallbank, The BARS Review, Issue 47, Spring, 2016)

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