Essays in Eighteenth-Century English Literature / Louis A. Landa.

Landa, Louis A. [Browse]
  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
1 online resource (252 pages).


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This volume contains a selection of the major essays written over a period of three decades by a distinguished scholar of eighteenth-century English literature. In each essay, Professor Landa attempts to show how cultural and intellectual assumptions and presuppositions of the age have been assimilated into the literary works.Originally published in 1980.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
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In English.
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Swift's Economic Views and Mercantilism
  • A Modest Proposal and Populousness
  • Jonathan Swift and Charity
  • Jonathan Swift: "Not the Gravest of Divines"
  • Swift, the Mysteries, and Deism
  • Swift's Deanery Income
  • Jonathan Swift
  • The Shandean Homunculus: The Background of Sterne's "Little Gentleman"
  • Johnson's Feathered Man: "A Dissertation on the Art of Flying" Considered
  • Pope's Belinda, The General Emporie of the World, and the Wondrous Worm
  • Of Silkworms and Farthingales and the Will of God
  • London Observed: The Progress of a Simile
  • Index
  • 0-691-62979-X
  • 0-691-61566-7
  • 1016754864
  • 973754261
  • 999360012
  • 10.1515/9781400886357
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