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English prose of the eighteenth century.

by Cecil A. Moore

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Published by Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature

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    75289

    The Physical Object
    Pagination929 p.
    Number of Pages929
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23265884M

    The eighteenth century saw an enormous increase in the production and publication of prose narratives. It was a period of great creative experiment as the structure and conventions of what would be termed the novel were shaped and developed. The Evolution of English Prose, Style, Politeness, and Print Culture. Scholars of eighteenth-century style and rhetoric have keenly felt the need for a comprehensive study describing the evolution of eighteenth-century prose style.

    At the end of the 18th century, writers began to choose topics such as natural landscapes and humble life. This choice reflected their A. dismay at changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution B. lack of knowledge about urban life or poverty C. desire to imitate Augustan literature D. optimism about industrial progress. A collection of prose and poetry written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English translation. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake) NOTE: P “Hills of Home,” was written around and is therefore not an 18th Century poem.

      Below are links to eighteenth-century editions of works I include in my Checklist of Eighteenth-Century Erotica () that are on Google Books, The Internet Archive, etc. There are very few online, but I'll add items as I find them. [UPDATE: 14 July There has been a significant increase in the number of these texts online, largely due to the appearance of texts from the Remota collection Author: Patrick Spedding. : Before Jane Austen: The Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature) (): Steeves, Harrison R.: BooksFormat: Hardcover.


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Eighteenth Century Prose Eighteenth century period is supposed to be very fertile period in the development of prose work. The writer slowly turned into reasonable things. The prose was thought to be a good medium in order to express more elaborate ideas and arguments.

The earlier development in journalism also gave rise to prose work to some extent. Filed under: English prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism Epic to Novel (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, c), by Thomas E. Maresca (PDF at Ohio State) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.

The Enlightenment and English literature: Prose and poetry of the eighteenth century, with selected modern critical essays by John L. Mahoney and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Additional Physical Format: Online version: Moore, Cecil Albert, English prose of the eighteenth century.

New York, H. Holt and Company [©]. Eighteenth Century Prose. 18 th century is the greatest age of English prose. It replaced the strange plots with reasonable things. It describes the social cultural and political things.

Satires, exploration and criticism are some other subjects of 18 th century prose. Richard Steele and Joseph Addison are great prose writers of English prose of the eighteenth century. book time. English prose literature -- 18th century; Filed under: English literature -- 18th century.

Eighteenth Century Literature (New York: T. Nelson and Sons, Filed under: English literature -- 18th century -- Book reviews -- Periodicals.

The Monthly Review (London, ) (partial serial archives). English literature - English literature - The 18th century: The expiry of the Licensing Act in halted state censorship of the press.

During the next 20 years there were to be 10 general elections. These two factors combined to produce an enormous growth in the publication of political literature. The eighteenth century was a great period for English prose, though not for English poetry. Matthew Arnold called it an “age of prose and reason,” implying thereby that no good poetry was written in this century, and that,prose dominated the literary realm.

Much of the poetry of the age is prosaic, if not altogether prose-rhymed prose. English literature - English literature - Prose: The earliest English prose work, the law code of King Aethelberht I of Kent, was written within a few years of the arrival in England () of St.

Augustine of Canterbury. Other 7th- and 8th-century prose, similarly practical in character, includes more laws, wills, and charters. According to Cuthbert, who was a monk at Jarrow, Bede at the time.

This flourishing of enlightened idea and the escalation of reason and logical thought founds its best articulation through the triumph of English prose in the 18th century. As such, the 18th century has often been designated as the age of prose reason.

The major prose writers of the age include Jonathan swift ( ) Joseph Addison ( Author: Ardhendu De. Explore our list of English Fiction & Prose Literature - 18th Century - Literary Criticism Books at Barnes & Noble®.

Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Yet she accepts her fate with a moving acceptance in this landmark of English realistic fiction. Candide by Voltaire ().

In this withering satire of ­ eighteenth-century optimism, Candide wanders the world testing his tutor Pangloss’s belief that we live in the “best of all possible worlds.”. It's simply a fact that English Culture in the 18th century created our modern ideas about Art and Artists.

The 18th century is the time in which the idea of "high art" developed, the time when the modern traditions of literature, art and theater were established, and, most importantly, the time in which wide swathes of people in England gained the time and money to indulgence their fondness /5(10).

During the eighteenth-century, Britain experienced vast social, political, economic, and existential changes, greatly influencing the literary world.

The major forms of verse, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, experimental works, drama, and political prose from writers such as Montagu, Finch, Johnson, Goldsmith and Cowper, are discussed here in relation to their historical : John Richetti.

Montesquieu 's "essais" were available to English authors in the 18th century, both in French and in translation, and he exerted an influence on several later authors, both in terms of content and form, but the English essay developed independently from continental tradition. Comparing the poetry and prose of the eighteenth century, Long observes: "Now for the first time we must chronicle the triumph of English prose.

A multitude of practical interests arising from the new social and political conditions demanded expression not simply in books, but more especially in pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers. One of the outstanding achievements of eighteenth-century Spanish culture was the rehabilitation of prose as a valid, expressive medium for literary composition.

For many years mainstream literary criticism, which tended to privilege the poetry and drama of the Golden Age, interpreted the widespread use of prose in the eighteenth century as a. During the eighteenth-century, Britain experienced vast social, political, economic, and existential changes, greatly influencing the literary world.

The major forms of verse, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, experimental works, drama, and political prose from writers such as Montagu, Finch, Johnson, Goldsmith and Cowper, are discussed here in relation to their historical context.

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PROSE. THE FIRST HALF OF THE 18 TH CENTURY. The 18 th Century was doubtlessly an age of great prose. Matthew Arnold calls it a century of prose and suggests that even the poetry of the period was prosaic or versified : English Notes.

A collection of 96 complete works of English prose from the period – by writers from the British Isles. Key figures covered include Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan : Stacy Reardon.Nineteenth century English prose;: Early essayists: Lamb, Hazlitt, Hunt, De Quincey, Macaulay (Essay index reprint series) by Roe, Frederick William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at