An Annotated Anthology 2nd Revised edition
Eighteenth-Century Poetry by David Fairer
Book DescriptionThe second edition of this popular anthology reveals the rich variety of poetry produced in the period 1700-1800. It is the new edition of this popular anthology of eighteenth-century poetry. It reveals the rich variety of poetry produced in this period. Traditionally prominent authors, such as Pope, Swift, Burns and Cowper, are represented alongside lesser-known writers, particularly women. For the second edition, the political and satirical content of the anthology has been strengthened with the inclusion of poems such as Charles Churchill's "Night", Samuel Johnson's "London" and Swift's "A Satirical Elegy on a Late Famous General". The revised edition includes material by two new women poets, Martha Sansom and Sarah Dixon. The editors continue to draw out interesting links between poems, and especially between male and female poets.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405113199
(246mm x 172mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Fairer
Eighteenth-Century Poetry, Paperback (November 2014)
Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in an expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry presents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 in authoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation.
Organising Poetry, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by David Fairer
Writing their early poetry during the 1790s, a decade of European revolution, Coleridge, Wordsworth and their friends have always been thought of as 'the First-Generation Romantics'. This book challenges that concept by viewing them from an entirely new perspective as poets who were continuing an eighteenth-century 'organic' tradition.
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Author Biography - David Fairer
David Fairer is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Pope's Imagination (1984), The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1989) and English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century (2003). He is the editor of Pope: New Contexts (1990) and The Correspondence of Thomas Warton (1995). Christine Gerrard is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is the author of The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742 (1994) and Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750 (2003).
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