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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1C The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780205655274

ISBN10:
0205655270
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/21/2009
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Key Benefit: The Fourth Edition builds upon the strengths of previous editions with its sustained attention to the context in which the literature was produced and its broadened scope of literature that includes the full cultural diversity of the British Isles. Key Topics: Includes canonical authors and newly visible authors. Extensive selections from previously underrepresented female writers are fully integrated. New "Responses" readings group works that were based on earlier writings to link works across time and place. "Perspectives" readings are broad groupings that illuminate underlying issues in a variety of the major works of a period. Market: For anyone wanting a fresh approach to the study and enjoyment of British literature.

Author Biography

Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

 

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association.  He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature.     

 

Stuart Sherman is Associate Professor of English at Fordham University. He received the Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for his book Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1775, and is currently at work on a study called “News and Plays: Evanescences of Page and Stage, 1620-1779.” He has received the Quantrell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chicago Humanities Institute, and Princeton University.

         

Table of Contents

denotes selection is new to this edition
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century Samuel Pepys
The Diary [First Entries] [The Coronation of Charles II] [The Plague Year] [The Fire of London] Pepysrsquo;s Diary and Its Time
fromKalendarium Response
Stevenson:from
Perspectives: the royal society and the new science
fromThe History of the Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions
fromPhilosophical Transactions
fromMicrographia
fromBrief Lives
Duchess of Newcastle Poems and Fancies
The Poetressrsquo;s Hasty Resolution
The Poetressrsquo;s Petition
An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book
The Hunting of the Hare from
A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life
Observations upon Experimental Philosophy Of Micrography, and of Magnifying and Multiplying Glasses
The Description of a New Blazing World
To the Reader [Creating Worlds] [Empress, Duchess, Duke] Epilogue
Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem ldquo;Absalom and Achitophelrdquo; and Its Time
Charles II: His Majestyrsquo;s Declaration
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