Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
- Professor David Fairer, University of Leeds, UK
"An innovative as well as a practical and level-headed guidebook, written by engaged and experienced scholars and teachers, which sets out for students at university level some of the central concepts, contexts and approaches, and gives a sense of the variety, challenge and excitement to be found in the study of British literature of the long eighteenth century."
- Marcus Walsh, Kenneth Allott Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool, UK
"For undergraduate students, Day and Keegan introduce British literature and culture in the eighteenth century. In the ten chapters, which follow a progressive learning strategy rather than a chronological discussion, a group of English, literature, and history scholars from the UK and US discuss authors, texts, and historical and cultural contexts, including Samuel Johnson and Jonathan Swift; key critics, concepts, and topics, such as aesthetics, criticism, feminism, the novel, Romanticism, and satire; gender, sexuality, and ethnicity; major critical approaches, changes in the canon, and directions for research; and case studies in reading literary and theoretical and critical texts." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.