The Great Age of the English Essay

The Great Age of the English Essay

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From the pens of spectators, ramblers, idlers, tattlers, hypochondriacs, connoisseurs, and loungers, a new literary genre emerged in 18th century England: the periodical essay. This authoritative anthology gathers the consummate periodical essays of the period.If he walks out and is caught in a shower of rain, he makes us amends for this unlucky accident, by a criticism on the ... in which the middle classes were gaining increased socioeconomic power and the arts were once again beginning to flourish. ... After The Tatler wound down, he founded The Spectator, which ran every day but Sunday from 1 March 1711 through 6 December 1712 (and again thriceanbsp;...

Title:The Great Age of the English Essay
Author:Denise Gigante
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2008


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