Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

by Christine Gerrard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198183887

ISBN-13: 9780198183884

Pub. Date: 10/09/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Christine Gerrard offers a lively and engaging account of one of the most interesting yet neglected figures in the age of Pope. Theater impresario, poet, and commercial entrepreneur, Aaron Hill enjoyed close relationships with Eliza Haywood and Samuel Richardson, and endured a difficult love-hate frienship with Pope.

Overview

Christine Gerrard offers a lively and engaging account of one of the most interesting yet neglected figures in the age of Pope. Theater impresario, poet, and commercial entrepreneur, Aaron Hill enjoyed close relationships with Eliza Haywood and Samuel Richardson, and endured a difficult love-hate frienship with Pope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183884
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Hackney Apollo, 1685-1711
2. Schemes and Projects, 1712-1721
3. 'Heavenly Clio': the making of the Hillarian circle, 1720-1723
4. The 'Scorpion Haywood': the breaking of the Hillarian circle, 1723-1725
5. The Plain Dealer and the religious sublime, 1724-1728
6. 'Dipt in the Dirt': Pope, cultural politics, and Grub Street, 1728-1733
7. Hill and the London stage, 1731-1736
8. Hill, Voltaire, and Prince Frederick, 1733-1738
9. 'Essex man': Richardson and the Hill family, 1733-1738
10. Patriotism, fame, and death, 1743-1750
Bibliography

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