Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670-1740: `Hackney for Bread' (Hardback)
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Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670-1740: `Hackney for Bread' (Hardback)

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Hardback 358 Pages / Published: 06/03/1997
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Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670-1740 sets out to provide an overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional context within which imaginative writing developed during the late 17th and 18th century. It was in this period that such writing became a widely-consumed commodity, as literacy improved, women entered the literary workplace in considerable numbers, newspapers and periodicals emerged as distinct forms, and the novel became a recognized literary form.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198112990
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 226 x 146 x 25 mm


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Hammond's style, brisk and personal, is far from conventional academic dryness, and engaging throughout. Hoping to lay the foundations for a new biography of writing in his chosen period, he succeeds brilliantly. * Irish Independent, 19 July 1997 *
Hammond here is especially illuminating on the reactionary achievement of Pope and Swift as they swam against the social currents of their age. ... Hammond's style, brisk and personal, is far from conventional academic dryness, and engaging throughout. Hoping to lay the foundations for a new biography of writing in his chosen period, he succeeds brilliantly. * Irish Independent, 19 July 1997 *
Hammond's interesting and learned study of literary professionalism... a coherent picture of emerging professionalism... careful and wide-ranging study of authorship in an important period. A convincing narrative which has at its center the emergent figure of the professional writer. * Journal of English and Germanic Philology *

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