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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history.
Highlights of Volume 3: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century include: Eliza Haywood's Fantomina; Margaret Cavendish's The Convent of Pleasure; selections from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe together with contextual materials; and Frances Burney's The Witlings.

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Editorial Reviews

Nicholas Watson Harvard University
"With the publication of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies from Norton and Longman. Having adopted the first two volumes for an early period survey course last year, I had no hesitation in repeating the experience this year. The medieval volume, in particular, is superb, with its generous representation of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman literary culture, as well as its growing collection of texts from the too little-known fifteenth century. This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement."
Roberta Frank Yale University
"From the sample of Old English selections I've read, as well as the full and fascinating table of contents, this reasonably-priced anthology looks like a winner for courses surveying British literature from Caedmon's Hymn to Monty Python's Flying Circus and beyond."
Stephen Guy-Bray University of British Columbia
"Broadview's new anthology is one of the few anthologies to have a good selection of texts that includes both old favorites and lesser-known but still valuable works. It will give instructors a great deal of choice."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551116112
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 860
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts
Leonard Conolly, Trent University
Kate Flint, Rutgers University
Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta
Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee
Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
Anne Prescott, Barnard College
Barry Qualls, Rutgers University
Claire Waters, University of California at Davis

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Religion, Government, and Party Politics
Empiricism, Skepticism, and Religious Dissent
Industry, Commerce, and the Middle Class
Ethical Dilemmas in a Changing Nation
Print Culture
Poetry
Theater
The Novel
The Development of the English Language
History of the Language and of Print Culture
MARGARET CAVENDISH
The Poetess's Hasty Resolution
An Excuse for so Much Writ Upon My Verses
Of the Theme of Love
A Woman Drest by Age
A Dialogue Betwixt the Body and the Mind
The Hunting of the Hare from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World from To the Reader
The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World
[The Lady Becomes Empress]
[The Empress Brings the Duchess of Newcastle to be Her Scribe]
[The Duchess and the Empress Create their Own Worlds]
The Epilogue to the Reader from Sociable Letters
Letter 55
Letter 143
Letter 163
The Convent of Pleasure from A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life
JOHN AUBREY
from Brief Lives
Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans
John Milton
Andrew Marvell
JOHN BUNYAN
from The Pilgrim’s Progress
The Author's Apology for His Book from The Second Part
JOHN DRYDEN
Absalom and Achitophel
Mac Flecknoe; Or, a Satire upon the True-Blue-Protestant Poet, T.S.
Religio Laici or A Layman's Faith (excerpts)
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day
Cymon and Iphigenia, from Boccace from An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
SAMUEL PEPYS
from The Diary (September 1-5, 1666)
In Context: Other Accounts of the Great Fire
The Great Fire of London, 1666
from The London Gazette (September 3-10, 1666)
CONTEXTS: MIND AND GOD, FAITH AND DOUBT
from John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding from Book 2, "Of Ideas," Chapter 1
from Book 2, Chapter 23
from Mary Astell, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694)
from Judith Drake, An Essay in Defense of the Female Sex (1696)
from Eliza Haywood, The Female Spectator No. 10 (February 1745)
from The Spectator No. 7 (March 8, 1711)
Isaac Watts, "Against Idleness and Mischief" (1715)
Isaac Watts, "Man Frail, and Good Eternal" (1719)
from David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)
from Section 10: "Of Miracles"
from James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
APHRA BEHN
The Disappointment
On a Juniper Tree, Cut Down to Make Busks
The Feigned Courtesans
Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave. A True History
WILLIAM WYCHERLEY
The Country Wife
JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER
A Satire On Charles II
A Satire against Reason and Mankind
Love and Life: A Song
The Disabled Debauchee
A Letter from Artemisia in the Town to Chloe in the Country
The Imperfect Enjoyment
Impromptu on Charles II
In Context: The Lessons of Rochester's Life
DANIEL DEFOE
A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal from Robinson Crusoe
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
In Context: Illustrating Robinson Crusoe from A Journal of the Plague Year
ANNE FINCH
from The Spleen: A Pindaric Poem
The Introduction
A Letter to Daphnis, April 2, 1685
To Mr. F., Now Earl of W.
The Unequal Fetters
By neer resemblance that Bird betray'd
A Nocturnal Reverie
MARY ASTELL
from A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Reflections Upon Marriage from The Preface
JONATHAN SWIFT
A Description of a City Shower
Stella’s Birthday [written in the year 1718]
Stella’s Birthday (1727)
The Lady’s Dressing Room
Verses on the Death of Dr Swift, D.S.P.D.
from Gulliver’s Travels
Part One—A Voyage to Lilliput
Part Two—A Voyage to Brobdingnag
Part Three—A Voyage to Laputa
Part Four—A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms
In Context: Gulliver's Travels in its Time from Letter from Swift to Alexander Pope, 29 September 1725
from Letter from Swift to Alexander Pope, 26 November 1725
Letter from "Richard Sympson" to Benjamin Motte, 8 August 1726
from Letter from John Gay and Alexander Pope to Swift, 17 November 1726
from Letter from Alexander Pope to Swift, 26 November 1726
A Modest Proposal
In Context: Sermons and Tracts: Backgrounds to "A Modest Proposal"
from Jonathan Swift, "Causes of the Wretched Condition of Ireland" (1726)
from Jonathan Swift, A Short View of the State of Ireland (1727)
JOSEPH ADDISON
from The Spectator
No. 285, Saturday, January 26, 1712 [On the Language of Paradise Lost]
No. 414, Wednesday, June 25, 1712 [Nature, Art, Gardens]
JOHN GAY
The Beggar’s Opera
ALEXANDER POPE
Windsor-Forest
The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos
To Mrs. Arabella Fermor
Canto 1
Canto 2
Canto 3
Canto 4
Canto 5
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
Eloisa to Abelard from An Essay on Man
The Design
Epistle 1
Epistle 2
An Epistle from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot
Epistle 2. To a Lady
An Essay on Criticism
LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU
Saturday. The Small Pox
The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem called The Lady's Dressing Room
The Lover: A Ballad
Epistle from Mrs. Y[onge] to Her Husband
The Spectator No. 573, July 28, 1714 [From the President of the Widow's Club]
A Plain Account of the Inoculating of the Smallpox by a Turkey Merchant
Selected Letters
To Wortley [28 March 1710]
To Philippa Mundy 25 Sept. [1711]
To Philippa Mundy [c. 2 Nov. 1711]
To Wortley [c. 26 July 1712]
From Wortley [13 Aug. 1712]
To Wortley [15 Aug. 1712]
To Wortley [15 Aug. 1712]
To Lady Mar 17 Nov. [1716]
To Lady—1 April [1717]
To Lady Mar 1 April [1717]
To [Sarah Chiswell] 1 April [1717]
To Alexander Pope [Sept. 1718]
To Lady Mar [Sept. 1727]
To Lady Bute 5 Jan. [1748]
To Lady Bute 19 Feb. [1750]
To Wortley 10 Oct. [1753]
To Lady Bute [30 Nov. (?) 1753]
To Sir James Steuart [14 Nov. 1758]
ELIZA HAYWOOD
Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze
In Context: The Eighteenth-Century Sexual Imagination from A Present for a Servant-Maid (1743)
from Venus in the Cloister; or, The Nun in Her Smock (1725)
CONTEXTS: PRINT CULTURE, STAGE CULTURE
from Nahum Tate, The History of King Lear (1681)
from Act 5
from Colley Cibber, An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (1740)
from Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698)
Introduction from Chapter 1, The Immodesty of the Stage from Chapter 4, The Stage-Poets Make Their Principal Persons Vicious and Reward Them at the End of the Play from Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 18 (March 21, 1711)
from The Licensing Act of 1737
from The Statute of Anne (1710)
from James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Joseph Addison, The Tatler No. 224 (September 14, 1710)
from Samuel Johnson, The Idler No. 30 (November 11, 1758)
from Clara Reeve, "Evening 7," from The Progress of Romance, through Times, Countries, Manners; with Remarks on the Good and Bad Effects of it, on them Respectively; in a Course of Evening Conversations (1785)
from James Lackington, Memoirs of the Forty-Five First Years of the Life of James Lackington, Bookseller (1792)
from Thomas Erskine, Speech as Prosecution in the Seditious-Libel Trial of Thomas Williams for Publishing Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine (1797)
JAMES THOMSON
The Seasons
Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Rule, Britannia
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The Vanity of Human Wishes: The Tenth Satire of Juvenal Imitated
On the Death of Dr. Robert Levett from The Rambler
No. 4 [On Fiction]
No. 12 [Cruelty of Employers]
No. 60 [On Biography]
No. 155 [On Becoming Acquainted with Our Real Characters]
from The Idler
No. 26 [Betty Broom]
No. 29 [Betty Broom, cont.]
No. 31 [On Idleness]
No. 49 [Will Marvel]
No. 81 [On Native Americans]
from A Dictionary of the English Language
The Preface
Selected Entries from The Preface to The Works of William Shakespeare from Lives of the English Poets from John Milton from Alexander Pope
Letters
To Mrs. Thrale (London, 10 July 1780)
To Mrs. Thrale (Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 19 June 1783)
To Mrs. Thrale (2 July 1784)
To Mrs. Thrale (London, 8 July 1784)
THOMAS GRAY
Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College
Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes
Sonnet on the Death of Mr. Richard West
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
The Bard
POPULAR BALLADS
Robin Hood and Alan a Dale
Edward, Edward
Tam Lin
The Death of Robin Hood
A Lyke-Wake Dirge
Mary Hamilton
HORACE WALPOLE
The Castle of Otranto
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
In Context: The Origins of The Castle of Otranto from a Letter by Walpole to the Reverend William Cole, 9 March 1765
In Context: Reactions to The Castle of Otranto from The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal Volume 32 (1764)
from The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal Volume 32 (1765)
from William Warburton, a footnote to line 146 of Alexander Pope's poem First Epistle to The Second Book of Horace Imitated, in Warburton's edition of Pope's verse from William Hazlitt, "On the English Novelists" (1819)
from Sir Walter Scott, "Introduction" to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto
WILLIAM COLLINS
Ode to Fear
CHRISTOPHER SMART
from Jubilate Agno [My Cat Jeoffry]
CONTEXTS: THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
(Please note that this Contexts section also appears in volume 4 of the bound-book component of the anthology. It is included here as well for the benefit of those focusing on slavery in the context of Restoration and 18th century literature.)
from John Newton, A Slave Trader's Journal from Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species from Alexander Falconbridge, Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa
William Cowper, Sweet Meat has Sour Sauce or, The Slave-Trader in the Dumps from William Wilberforce, "Speech to the House of Commons," 13 May 1789
Proponents of Slavery from Rev. Robert Boncher Nicholls, Observations, Occasioned by the Attempts Made in England to Effect the Abolition of the Slave Trade from Anonymous, Thoughts on the Slavery of Negroes, as it Affects the British Colonies in the West Indies: Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of Both Houses of Parliament from Gordon Turnbull, An Apology of Negro Slavery; or, the West Indian Planters Vindicated from the Charge of Inhumanity from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, "Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade
William Blake, Images of Slavery from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Slave Trade from William Earle, Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack
Mary Robinson, Poems on Slavery
"The African"
"The Negro Girl"
from Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journal from Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade from Matthew "Monk" Lewis, Journal of a West India Slave Proprietor
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The Deserted Village
WILLIAM COWPER
Light Shining Out of Darkness from The Task
Advertisement from Book 1: The Sofa from Book 6: The Winter Walk At Noon
The Castaway
The Retired Cat
On The Loss of the Royal George
My Mary
JAMES BOSWELL
from London Journal
Introduction from The Life of Samuel Johnson
LABORING-CLASS POETS
Stephen Duck
The Thresher's Labour
Mary Collier
The Woman’s Labour: To Mr. Stephen Duck
Mary Leapor
An Epistle to a Lady
To a Gentleman with a Manuscript Play
Crumble Hall
Elizabeth Hands
On the Supposition of an Advertisement Appearing in a Morning Paper, of the Publication of a Volume of Poems, by a Servant Maid
CONTEXTS: TOWN AND COUNTRY
Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 69 (May 19, 1711)
from Daniel Defoe, "On Trade" (from The Complete English Tradesman), Letter 22, "Of the Dignity of Trade in England more than in other Countries" (1726)
from The Female Tatler No. 9 (July 25-27, 1709)
from The Female Tatler No 67 (December 7-9, 1709)
from Anonymous, The Character of a Coffee-House, with the Symptoms of a Town-Wit (1673)
from Anonymous, Coffee-Houses Vindicated (1675)
from Richard Steele, The Spectator No. 155 (August 28, 1711)
William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode
Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 119 (July 17, 1711)
from Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 414 (June 25, 1712)
from Alexander Pope, Letter to Edward Blount (2 June 1725)
from Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757)
Of the Sublime
Of the Passion Caused by the Sublime
The Sublime and Beautiful Compared
HESTER THRALE PIOZZI
from Hester Thrale's Journal
Selected Letters
To Samuel Johnson (4 July 1784)
To Samuel Johnson (15 July 1784)
To the Ladies of Liangollen (2 May 1800)
To the Reverend Leonard Chappelow (13 May 1800)
To the Reverend Robert Gray (13 May 1801)
To the Reverend Robert Gray (13 May 1801)
To the Reverend Chappelow (18 June 1804)
To Penelope Sophia Pennington (19 August 1804)
OLAUDAH EQUIANO or GUSTAVUS VASSA
from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Chapter 1, 5, 7
Chapter 2
In Context: Reactions to Olaudah Equiano's Work from The Analytic Review, May 1789
from The Gentleman’s Magazine, June 1789
from The Monthly Review, June 1789
from The General Magazine and Impartial Review, July 1789
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN
The School for Scandal
FRANCES BURNEY
The Witlings
In Context: Journals and Letters from Letter: Frances Burney to Susanna Burney, 3 September 1778
from Letter: Frances Burney to Dr. Charles Burney, c. 13 August 1779
from Oliver Goldsmith's "An Essay on Theatre; or, a Comparison between Laughing and Sentimental Comedy" (1773)
PHILLIS WHEATLEY
To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth
On Being Brought from Africa to America
To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty
On the Death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield
A Farewell To America: To Mrs. S.W.
A Funeral Poem on the Death of C.E., an Infant of Twelve Months
To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works
In Context: Letters Concerning Black or Slave Writers
APPENDICES
Reading Poetry
Maps
Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain
Glossary of Terms
Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart
Bibliography
Permissions Acknowledgments
Index of First Lines
Index of Authors and Titles

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